1. The act of copying is to duplicate text, data, files, or disks, producing two or more of the same file or segments of data. Copying a file to an alternate location, such as a USB jump drive, is a common procedure for backing up or sharing a file.
How to copy text
a. Highlight the text you want to copy. This could be one word, one line, a paragraph, or all of the text in the document.
b. Click Edit from the top file menu in the program and then click Copy
Right-click the selected text and select copy.
Highlight the text and use the shortcut key Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert.
c. Once the above steps have been completed, the text is moved into a temporary area known as the clipboard. You can then paste the text any number of times into other documents until something else is stored in the clipboard.
Note: You must highlight in order to copy.
Practice copying text
Using the two text fields below, try copying (Ctrl + C) the text in the first box and pasting (Ctrl + V) into the second. If done correctly, you should see "Example copy text" in both of them as shown in the animated picture.
- How do I copy files?
- How to copy a directory or folder.
- How do I copy a web page link?
- How to copy information from one computer to another.
- Where can I post my pictures, movies, or other files online for free?
- How to copy text and images from a web page.
- Use the Microsoft Word Format Painter to copy formatting.
2.Copy is also used in the command line to copy a file from one directory to another.
- See the copy command page for further information about the MS-DOS and Windows command line copy command.
- See the Linux and Unix cp command page for further information about this command.