Copying and Pasting Multiple Items in MS Word

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The MS Office Clipboard allows you to copy text and graphics from all manner of Office documents and programs and even the Internet. You can then go back to MS Word and paste any or all of the items that you had previously copied.

In order to copy items to the Office Clipboard, it must first be open in the Task pane of an Office program.

You can open the Office Clipboard by clicking on Edit | Office Clipboard.

Alternatively, the Office Clipboard will open automatically when you do one of the following:

  • Copy or cut two different items consecutively in the same program.  
  • Copy one item, paste the item and then copy another item in the same program.  
  • Copy one item twice in succession.
  • Now you can just click the drop-down arrow next to the item you would like to place in your document and select paste.

The Office Clipboard is not available in Views where the Copy, Cut and Paste commands are not available.

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