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Copy/paste data, undo/redo your actions

Use basic clipboard operations

To cut, copy and paste the selected objects (slides, text passages, autoshapes) in the current presentation or undo/redo your actions, use the corresponding options from the right-click menu, keyboard shortcuts or icons available on any tab of the top toolbar:

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

In the online version, the following key combinations are only used to copy or paste data from/into another presentation or some other program, in the desktop version, both the corresponding buttons/menu options and key combinations can be used for any copy/paste operations:

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

Use the Paste Special feature

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

When pasting text passages, the following options are available:

  • Use destination theme - allows applying the formatting specified by the theme of the current presentation. This option is used by default.
  • Keep source formatting - allows keeping the source formatting of the copied text.
  • Picture - allows pasting the text as an image so that it cannot be edited.
  • Keep text only - allows pasting the text without its original formatting.

Paste options

When pasting objects (autoshapes, charts, tables), the following options are available:

  • Use destination theme - allows applying the formatting specified by the theme of the current presentation. This option is used by default.
  • Picture - allows pasting the object as an image so that it cannot be edited.

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.

Use the Undo/Redo operations

To undo/redo your actions, use the corresponding icons on the left side of the editor header or keyboard shortcuts:

  • Undo – use the Undo Undo icon icon to undo the last operation you performed.
  • Redo – use the Redo Redo icon icon to redo the last undone operation.

    You can also use the Ctrl+Z key combination for undoing or Ctrl+Y for redoing.

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

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