How do I copy and paste text?
Copy and paste is a fairly basic process, allowing the computer user to easily copy data from one application to another.
Before you can copy text, you must highlight (or select) the text. Here is an example of what highlighted text looks like:
One way of highlighting text is by using the mouse: simply position your mouse cursor at the start of the text that you want to highlight, then click and hold the left mouse button while dragging the mouse cursor to the end of the required text. As you drag the mouse cursor (keeping the left mouse button held down), the selected text will become highlighted.
Another method of highlighting text is to use the keyboard. Position the cursor at the location you would like to start the highlighting, then press and hold the Shift key as you move the cursor using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
To copy text, you must first highlight the text using one of the methods described above. Then you can copy it (to the Windows clipboard) by pressing the Control key and the C key at the same time. Alternatively you can right-click on the highlighted text and then select Copy from the menu that appears.
When you have copied the text (to the Windows clipboard), you can retrieve it and paste it. To do so, simply move the cursor to the location where you would like the data to be pasted, and then press the Control key and the V key at the same time.