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Text Can Be Such a Drag

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Text Can Be Such a Drag

Do you ever find yourself repeatedly copying and pasting from one file to another in the MS Office Suite?

It’s a pain, isn’t it?

It’s a lot of highlighting, copying (Ctrl + C), moving to the new location and then finishing up with the Paste button (Ctrl + V).

I’m all for a faster way and that’s exactly what I’d like to discuss today!

You can drag and drop text to both move it and copy it, even between different programs.

Of course, you have to start by opening both files and/or programs.

The next step is to highlight the text in question.

To move the text, you simply need to drag it to the new location.

You can access other programs and files through the Windows Taskbar. Move your mouse pointer (while still holding the left mouse button down) over the program/file you need to switch to and then pause.

After a couple of seconds, the other file/program will be displayed.

Move the pointer to the new location and then release the mouse button to drop it into its new home.

The process will move the text to make it a copy, so all you have to do is hold down the Ctrl key while you drag and drop the text elsewhere.

If you’re good with your mouse movements, this is an extremely fast way to accomplish your goal without a lot of extra key combinations or button pressing in your programs!

~ April

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