How do you cut, copy and paste on a computer?


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To cut, copy and paste on a computer, open a word-editing program such as Microsoft Word, type the text into the page, highlight it, and then right-click on the highlighted text to view the Cut, Copy and Paste options. Alternatively, you can also cut, copy and paste using your keyboard.

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To cut a particular text or link using the keyboard, press and hold the Control key, and then press the X key. To copy the text, press and hold the Control key, and then press C. Press and hold the Control button, and then press the V key to paste. For this to work, you must highlight that particular text you want to cut, copy or paste. If you are using a Mac, press and hold the Command key, and then press C to copy, X to cut or V to paste.

Alternatively, if the selected document has the Edit option on the menu, click Edit from the menu, and then select Cut, Copy or Paste. The Paste option only works after you copy a selection of text, link or file. To copy and paste a file to a new location, go to the current location of the file, and right-click on it. Select Copy from the shortcut menu, and go to the desired destination. Right-click on it, and then click Paste.

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