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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

How to Copy and Paste in Windows

Not sure how to copy and paste? No problem, you're not the only one. I've had several people ask me how this week, so here's a little help for you!

First of all, you can copy and paste just about anything: text, Web pages, files, pictures, etc. There are two easy ways to get the job done. You can either highlight what you'd like to copy with the mouse, then right-click on your selection and choose Copy. Then you simply move your cursor to where you'd like the copied material to be and right-click again and choose Paste.

The other way to copy and paste is through keyboard shortcuts. To copy, highlight what you want by holding down the shift key and using the arrows to navigate. Press CTRL+C to copy the material to the clipboard. To paste, move your cursor to the designated spot and hit CTRL+V.

Either way you do it, copying and pasting is rather simple and it comes in handy quite often.

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