Do You Know About These Two Easy Ways To Move Copy Or Graphics In Office 2019?
Let’s say you’ve created a report in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint and you want to move some copy or graphics from one section or file to another. There are two basic ways that you can do this easily. We’ll tell you here.
1. Drag & Drop
How to Drag & Drop Between Two Different Documents: Open both of documents. You have to be able to see both the starting and ending points at the same time. If you can’t, you must re-arrange and resize the windows.
To resize a window, just click on the bottom-right corner and drag it to the size you need. To move a window, click on the title bar and drag it to the size you need. If a window won’t resize, it’s maximized. To change this, and resize the window, click the Restore button to un-maximize it.
Now, to copy the text or graphic, hold down the Ctrl key while you drag. You’ll see a small plus sign as you do. This indicates that you’re making a copy.
How To Drag & Drop Within The Same Document: To drag and drop text or graphics within the same document, but the source and the destination locations are too far apart to see them both at the same time, you’ll have to open a new window that contains the same file. Scroll to the spots in each where you want to drag and drop the content.
You can do this in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Simply, choose View → Window → New Window. When you do this, the second window will have the same name but will have a number appended to it. This new window is an alternate view of the first; any changes that you make in one are reflected in the other.
Just like before, because you must be able to see both the starting and ending points at the same time, you might have to re-arrange and resize the windows.
Now, just like you did before, to copy the text or graphic, hold down the Ctrl key while you drag.
2. Use The Clipboard
If setting up two windows is awkward, try using the Clipboard. When you do this, the copy is hidden in a temporary storage area in Windows. You will copy and paste it from there into your destination. The clipboard is universal to all programs so you can use it in almost any application.
There are 3 Clipboard functions Office 2019: Copy, Cut and Paste.
- To copy something: Use Copy and then Paste.
- To move something: Use Cut and then Paste.
You can even copy text from Microsoft Word and paste it into a graphics program like Photoshop. In this case, it would appear as a picture file. Or you could copy spreadsheet cells from Excel and paste them into a website app, and the cells will turn into a web table.
And that’s it! Two new ways for you to move or copy something in Office 2019.