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How to Copy & Paste

If you don’t yet know how to copy and paste, you’re about to learn about one of the biggest time-saving functions available on your computer.


  • Step 1: Position cursor Position your cursor next to the text that you would like to copy.
  • Step 2: Highlight text Click and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the cursor across the text that you want to copy.
  • Step 3: Copy Right-click with your mouse, and select Copy from the drop-down menu.
  • TIP: Press the Control and C keys simultaneously as a quicker alternative to copying text.
  • Step 4: Prepare to paste Position your cursor in the location where you want to paste the copied text.
  • Step 5: Paste Right click, and then select Paste from the drop-down menu.
  • TIP: Hold the Control and V keys simultaneously as a quicker alternative to pasting text.
  • Step 6: Save your work Don't forget to save you work!
  • FACT: The QWERTY keyboard was originally designed as a means to keep typewriters from jamming due to type-bar clashing.

You Will Need

  • Computer
  • Word processing program

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