Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To delete an object, the easiest way is to select it and then press the Delete key on the key-
board. To delete more than one object at once, you can select multiple objects before press-
ing the Delete key.
You can also right-click the selected object or objects and choose Cut. When you cut
an object, it is not the same as deleting it; the Cut command moves the object to the
Clipboard, so that you can use the Paste command to place it somewhere else. However, if
you cut something and then never paste it, this is actually the same as deleting it.
Moving and Copying Objects
You can move or copy objects anywhere you like: within a single slide, from one slide to
another, or from one presentation to another. You can even copy or move an object to a
completely different program, such as Word or Excel.
Within a Slide
To move an object on a slide, you can simply drag it with the mouse. Just position the
mouse pointer over any part of the object except for a handle. When the mouse pointer
changes to a four-headed arrow, drag the object to a new location. To copy by dragging,
hold down the Ctrl key as you drag the object.
Holding down the Shift key as you drag constrains the movement of the object, making it possible to drag it only hori-
zontally or only vertically.
To copy an object on a slide using the Clipboard, use the Copy command. Select the object
and press Ctrl+C to copy it, or click the Copy button on the Home tab. Then, press Ctrl+V to
paste the object, or click the Paste button on the Home tab. You can then drag the copy to
wherever you want it on the slide.
Whenever you need to cut, copy, or paste, you have a variety of methods to choose from. There are the Cut, Copy, and
Paste buttons on the Home tab; the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands on the right-click menu; and the shortcut key
combinations, Cut (Ctrl+X), Copy (Ctrl+C), and Paste (Ctrl+V).
Ctrl+D works as a combination Copy-and-Paste command by duplicating the object or objects that you have selected.