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Copy/paste text passages, undo/redo your actions

Use basic clipboard operations

To cut, copy and paste text passages and inserted objects (autoshapes, images, charts) in the current document, select the corresponding options from the right-click menu or click the icons located on any tab of the top toolbar:

  • Cut – select a text fragment or an object and use the Cut option from the right-click menu to delete the selected text and send it to the computer clipboard memory. The cut text can be later inserted to another place in the same document.
  • Copy – select a text fragment or an object and use the Copy option from the right-click menu, or the Copy Copy icon icon on the top toolbar to copy the selected text to the computer clipboard memory. The copied text can be later inserted to another place in the same document.
  • Paste – find the place in your document where you need to paste the previously copied text fragment/object and use the the Paste option from the right-click menu, or the Paste Paste icon icon on the top toolbar. The copied text/object will be inserted to the current cursor position. The data can be previously copied from the same document.

In the online version, the key combinations below are only used to copy or paste data from/into another document or a program. In the desktop version, both corresponding buttons/menu options and key combinations can be used for any copy/paste operations:

  • Ctrl+X key combination for cutting;
  • Ctrl+C key combination for copying;
  • Ctrl+V key combination for pasting.

Note: instead of cutting and pasting text fragments in the same document, you can just select the required text passage and drag and drop it to the necessary position.

Use the Paste Special feature

Once the copied text is pasted, the Paste Special Paste Special button appears next to the inserted text passage. Click this button to select the necessary paste option.

When pasting a text paragraph or some text within autoshapes, the following options are available:

  • Paste - allows pasting the copied text keeping its original formatting.
  • Keep text only - allows pasting the text without its original formatting.

If you copy a table and paste it into an already existing table, the following options are available:

  • Overwrite cells - allows replacing the contents of the existing table with the copied data. This option is selected by default.
  • Nest table - allows pasting the copied table as a nested table into the selected cell of the existing table.
  • Keep text only - allows pasting the table contents as text values separated by the tab character.

To enable / disable the automatic appearance of the Paste Special button after pasting, go to the File tab > Advanced Settings... and check / uncheck the Cut, copy and paste checkbox.

Undo/redo your actions

To perform undo/redo operations, click the corresponding icons in the editor header or use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Undo – use the Undo Undo icon icon on the left side of the editor header or the Ctrl+Z key combination to undo the last operation you performed.
  • Redo – use the Redo Redo icon icon on the left part of the editor header or the Ctrl+Y key combination to redo the last undone operation.

Note: when you co-edit a document in the Fast mode, the possibility to Redo the last undone operation is not available.

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