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Copy, Cut, And Paste

Purpose

This tutorial explains how to use the functions Copy, Cut, and Paste. Type the following paragraph. It will be used to explain how to Copy, Cut, and Paste.

There are perhaps three types of learners:
kinesthetic or tactile learners- learn best moving about, experiencing and experimenting.
visual learners - learn best when they can see pictures of what they are studying, including a smaller percentage who are print oriented and can learn by reading
auditory - learn best through sound - music and talk.

Highlight

You can make an object on a display screen stand out by displaying it in a different mode (background becomes yellow or black and the print is white) from other objects by doing one of the following:

  1. Click and hold on the first word or letter while moving the pointer over the word or section and when you reach the end of the section or letter that you wish to highlight, release the mouse button.

  2. Click one word or icon at the top or bottom of the section. Hold the Shift key down and click the opposite end. The section will be highlighted.

  3. Press and hold down the Shift key. The four arrow keys are located on the bottom right side of the keyboard. Use the up arrow key and the left arrow key to select the words. Release the Shift key.

  4. While the selected block of text or letter is highlighted, you can make formatting changes such as the font name and size, toggle bold, Italic, and underlining on and off, alignment, spacing, toggle numbering on and off, and font color. You can delete, copy, move, or replace the highlighted block of text or letter.

Select Items That Are Not Consecutive

    Use The Mouse

  1. Select the first piece of text, People learn.
  2. Hold down the Control key and use the mouse to select the next piece of text, different.


  1. Select the next piece of text, you.

  2. You can repeat this procedure as often as needed.

  3. You can work with the selected text –copy it, delete it, change the style, etc.

    Use The Keyboard

  4. Select the first piece of text. No one has a better learning style than anyone else.

  5. Press Shift +F8. This puts Writer in Add mode. The word, ADD, appears on the Status Bar.

  6. Use the arrow keys to move to the start of the next piece of text to be selected. Hold down the Shift key and select the next piece of text,

three types of learning:

  1. Listening learners

  2. Seeing learners

  3. Touch / experience learners .


  1. Repeat as often as needed.

  2. You can work with the selected text –copy it, delete it, change the style, etc.

  3. Press ESC to exit from this mode.

Copy

Drag and Drop Method

  1. Select the text that to be copied, No one has a better learning style than anyone else.

  2. Place the mouse pointer in the selected text, press the mouse button and keep it pressed.

  3. Press Ctrl and drag the mouse until the pointer changes to .

  4. A gray text cursor, , moves with the mouse pointer indicating where the selection is to be inserted.

  1. Release the mouse where you want the copied material.

Edit > Copy

  1. Select/highlight the text that is to be copied.

  2. Click Edit > Copy.

  3. Place the pointer on the location for the graphic/text and click.

  4. Right click to open the context menu and select Paste at the position you want to insert text. (You may use Ctrl+V or click the Paste icon on the Standard Toolbar.)

Copy Icon

  1. Select/highlight the text that to be copied.

  2. Click on the Copy icon on the Standard Toolbar.

  3. Place the pointer on the location for the graphic/text and click.

  4. Right click to open the context menu and select Paste at the position you want to insert text. (You may use Ctrl+V or click the Paste icon on the Standard Toolbar.)

Highlight, Right-Click On The Text

  1. Highlight and right click on the text to copy. (The menu below will appear.)

  2. Click Copy.

  1. Place the pointer on the location for the graphic/text and click.

  2. Right click to open the context menu and select Paste at the position you want to insert text. (You may use Ctrl+V or click the Paste icon on the Standard Toolbar. icon.

Inserting A Graphic/Object As A Copy

  1. Click on the Gallery, , icon to open the Gallery.

  2. Choose a theme, Homepage, from the left area.

  3. Select the graphic/object by a single click. Select .

  4. Drag the graphic/object into the document or right click on the graphic/object to open the context menu and select Insert and Copy.


  1. The graphic (object) is on your document.

Copying Graphics Between Documents

Graphics can be copied from one document to another. If you plan to publish the document, please observe copyright laws and obtain the consent of the authors of the original.

  1. Open the document (the target document) in which you want to insert the graphic object.

  2. Open the document that has the graphic you want to copy.

  3. Click the graphic to select it.

  4. Right click to open the context menu or use Ctrl+C

  5. Select Copy to place the graphic into the clipboard.

  6. Return to the target document.

  7. Place the pointer on the location for the graphic and click.

  8. Right click to open the context menu and select Paste at the position you want to insert a copy of the picture or use Ctrl+V.

  9. Note: If the graphic is connected with a hyperlink, the hyperlink and not the graphic is inserted.

Cut

Select/highlight the text to be cut. Do one of the following:

  1. Click Edit > Cut.

  2. Click on the Cut icon on the Standard Toolbar.

  3. Highlight and right click on the text to cut. (The menu below will appear.) Click Cut.

Paste

Highlight the text on the website or in your document. Click "Cut" or "Copy". (Text is copied to Clipboard). "Paste" replaces any selected text or objects.

Place your pointer and click where you want the text to be pasted. Click the arrow next to the Paste icon to select the format. Do one of the following:

  1. Click Edit > Paste. (The text on the website or in your document appears on the chosen location on the page of the document.)

  2. Click on the Paste icon on the Standard Toolbar. (The text on the website or in your document appears on the chosen location on the page of the document.)

  3. Highlight and right click on the text to paste. (The menu below will appear.) Click Paste. (The text on the website or in your document appears on the chosen location on the page of the document.)

The Paste Menu

If you click on the Paste icon, any formatting the text has (such as bold) is retained. Click on the to the right of the Paste icon to see the Paste Menu. The Paste Menu gives you a choice of OpenOffice.org Writer, DDE link, HTML, Formatted text (RTF) and Unformatted text. Not all the choices are available every time you click on the to the right of the Paste icon. The Paste Menu below is the one you usually see.

  1. To make the pasted text take on the formatting of the surrounding text where it is being pasted, click the to the right of the Paste icon. (The Paste Menu appears.) Click Unformatted text on the menu. (The text appears in your text with the formatting of the surrounding text.)

  2. The other choices are OpenOffice.org Writer, DDE link, HTML and RTF.

OpenOffice.org Writer Text will be copied in the OpenOffice Writer format. As far as I can tell, this works the same as 'Unformatted Text" --the text appears in your text with the formatting of the surrounding text.

DDE link DDE stands for "Dynamic Data Exchange," which is a predecessor of OLE, "Object Linking and Embedding".

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a document code language, which is used as the file format for WWW documents. It is integrates text, graphics, videos and sound.

Formatted text (RTF) Rich Text Format is a file format developed for the exchange of text files. A special feature is that the formatting is converted into directly readable text information but using this method creates large files.

Getting Microsoft Files From The Internet

  1. On the Internet, Copy the Microsoft material of your choice. (The “Copy” section, above has detailed information on copying)

  2. In OpenOffice, click the to the right of the Paste icon to open the menu below.

  1. Click Unformatted text. (The material appears on your OpenOffice document.)

  2. If you have already saved material from the Internet in OpenOffice and you did NOT use Paste > Unformatted text, when you open the document to make changes, you may experience some difficulties when you attempt to add headings to paragraphs so that you can add a Table of Contents. (It may be written in MS Word.) Click the Non-printing characters icon. If you see this icon at the end of each paragraph instead of the OpenOffice Non-printing characters icon, you will need to delete those icons and replace them with the OpenOffice Non-printing characters icon. After doing that, you can make formatting changes without any problems. There may be other formatting issues affected by the difference between OpenOffice and other word processing programs.

  • Note: You have to manually delete and replace the with the OpenOffice Non-printing characters . None of the steps below will replace the the with the OpenOffice Non-printing characters .

  • Format > Default Formatting

  • Clicking on in the Apply Styles > Clear Formatting

  • Saving the document in OpenOffice format

NOTE

Donated by Sue Barron

Copy, Cut, And Paste           04/18/07

 


Last modified: Monday, 14-May-2007 17:54:28 EDT
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