How to use the Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+V in an Internet browser
In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera), pressing Ctrl+V will paste the contents of the clipboard into any editable field. For example, you could paste text from another program into a text box in a form.
Ctrl+V in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, pressing Ctrl+V will paste anything stored in the clipboard into the currently-selected cell. If you've copied more than one cell, Ctrl+V will paste them starting from your current position.
Ctrl+V in Microsoft PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut pastes any text, image, video, or other objects into the currently-selected PowerPoint slide.
Ctrl+V in Word and other word processors
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.