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Copy & Paste

Mar 16, 2020 | Tips & Tricks, How to

In honour of Larry Tesler’s death, take a moment to learn how to cut (Ctrl+X), copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) quickly. These shortcut keys make cut / copy / paste a breeze.

Some extra tips:

If you’re trying to select text on a website that’s also a link, hold down the ‘Alt’ key as you highlight it and it will stop you from activating the link

In Office you have additional pasting options too, allowing you to remove formatting. Either click on the small arrow below the paste button:

Or paste the content in and then click on the small option that appears:

(You can also activate this by pressing Ctrl immediately after pasting the content into your document.)

Depending on what you’re pasting, and the program you are using, there are a range of options, including pasting in plain text, using the formating of the document you’re adding content to or, in Excel, options around pasting fomulae or values.

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