Office Clipboard

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Microsoft Office ClipboardThe Office Clipboard is a Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, and later feature that helps manage up to 24 copied items (text and images) from within Office applications. Information can be copied into the Office clipboard through the Edit menu, right-clicking on the content and select Copy, or by pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C.

When copying content into the Office Clipboard, the Windows system clipboard also includes the copied content. While Ctrl+C places the content into the Office Clipboard, pressing Ctrl+V pastes the content from the System clipboard, not the Office Clipboard.

Pasting content from the Office Clipboard requires you to select it from the Clipboard window, which is usually on the left side of the Office application. If the Office Clipboard has been turned off, it can be turned on again by clicking Clipboard under the Home tab. For Publisher and SharePoint Designer, it is found under the Edit menu and titled Office Clipboard.

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