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Proofi ng and Revising the Research Paper WD 121
To Move Selected Text
With the sentence to be moved selected, you can use drag-and-drop editing to move it. You should be sure
that drag-and-drop editing is enabled by clicking the Word Options button on the Offi ce Button menu, clicking
Advanced in the left pane of the Word Options dialog box, verifying the 'Allow text to be dragged and dropped'
check box is selected, and then clicking the OK button.
The following steps move the selected sentence so that it becomes the last sentence in the paragraph.
1
With the mouse pointer in the
selected text, press and hold down
the mouse button (Figure 2–65).
sentence to be
moved is selected
mouse pointer has a small
box below it when you
begin to drag selected text
Figure 2–65
2
Drag the mouse pointer to the
location where the selected text
is to be moved, as shown in
Figure 2–66.
sentence
remains
selected
3
Release the mouse button to
move the selected text to the
location of the mouse pointer.
selected sentence
to be dropped at
location of mouse
pointer
Click outside the selected text to
remove the selection (Figure 2–67).
Figure 2–66
What if I accidentally drag text to
the wrong location?
Click the Undo button on the
Quick Access Toolbar and
try again.
sentence
moved
Can I use drag-and-drop editing
to move any selected item?
Yes, you can select words,
sentences, phrases, and graphics
and then use drag-and-drop
editing to move them.
Paste
Options
button
Figure 2–67
Other Ways
1. Click Cut button on Home
tab, click where text is to be
pasted, click Paste button on
Home tab
2. Right-click selected text,
click Cut on shortcut menu,
right-click where text is to
be pasted, click Paste on
shortcut menu
3. Press CTRL + X , position
insertion point where text is
to be pasted, press CTRL + V
 
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