|From the Kenosha News on 7-9-06
Copy and paste text, pictures, files and more
With the point and click interface of Windows, you can copy and paste just about anything. Here are some tips from simple to obscure:
You can copy and paste files to move them from one place to another, such as from your hard drive to a USB memory device.
You can select multiple files to copy by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking each one. When finished, right-click on any of them and select Copy. If you don’t have an Edit menu, you can always use the keystrokes Ctrl-C to copy, Ctrl-V to paste, and Ctrl-X to cut. This works in every Windows application.
Of course, you can copy and paste text from just about any source into a Word document. If the text you’re copying has an unwanted format (e.g. a different font, color, or size), use “Paste Special” under the Edit menu rather than just Paste. Under the Paste Special options, select “Unformatted text.” That way, the text you paste will have the same format as the document you’re putting it into.
Sometimes, to illustrate what you’re writing about, it would be useful to insert a screen shot into your document. You can do this by pressing the PrtSc (Print Screen) key on your keyboard. That puts the image of the screen onto the Clipboard (that mysterious place that holds your copied material waiting to be pasted.) Then put the cursor where you want the screen shot to go and press Ctrl-V to paste. Once pasted, you can resize it or use the Crop button the Picture toolbar to eliminate all but the part you want.
Here’s more on copying materials from other other sources:
Copying non-text items from a PDF file -
How to copy and paste text from a DOS Window -
You can also paste text into a DOS window by right-clicking on the title bar and selecting Edit then Paste.
By Carol Sabbar from the Kenosha News on 7-9-06