Deleting, Copying, and Pasting Text
The Edit menu contains commands for text editing operations.
Here are ways to edit text:
To copy (or cut) and paste text, select the text and choose Edit > Copy or Edit > Cut.
Click where you want to paste the text.
To have the copied text retain its style formatting, choose Edit > Paste.
To have the copied text take on the style formatting of the text around it,
choose Edit > “Paste and Match Style.”
To delete text, select the text and choose Edit > Delete or press the Delete key.
If you accidentally delete text, choose Edit > Undo to restore it.
When you use the Copy or Cut command, the selected text is placed in a holding area
called the Clipboard, where it remains until you choose Copy or Cut again or you turn
off your computer. The Clipboard holds the contents of only one copy or cut operation
at a time.
To avoid unintentionally changing a document’s format by removing formatting
characters in addition to text, it’s a good idea to display formatting characters
(invisibles) before cutting or deleting text. To show invisibles, click View in the toolbar,
and then click Show Invisibles.