Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the Office Clipboard
Using the Ofi ce Clipboard
The Microsoft Offi ce Clipboard lets you store more than one object at a time. You can copy
or cut multiple objects to the Clipboard and then paste them all into the same or different
locations afterward. To use the Clipboard in multi-clip mode, click the dialog box launcher
for the Clipboard group on the Home tab. The Clipboard pane appears.
As you copy or cut items, they appear on a list in the Clipboard pane. When you want to
paste an item, display the slide on which you want to paste it — position the insertion
point at the desired location if the item is text — and then click the item in the Clipboard
pane. The Clipboard can hold up to 24 items. To remove an item, click the drop-down arrow
next to it and choose Delete, as shown in Figure 9.11.
Move or copy multiple items using the Clipboard pane.
Click arrow next to a
clip to open its menu.
Click the Options button at the bottom of the Clipboard pane to display a list of on/off toggles that you can set for
Clipboard operation. For example, you can specify that the Clipboard pane appears automatically when you press
Ctrl+C twice in a row and whether it displays an icon on the taskbar when it is active.
Understanding Object Formatting
Up until this point, we’ve considered all objects to be equal, but there are actually two
major classes of objects that PowerPoint supports: those that you create from within
PowerPoint and those that you import from other sources. Each object type causes a differ-
ent version of the Format tab to display when you select it.
For drawn shapes, charts, SmartArt, and text boxes, the Drawing Tools Format tab in Figure
9.12 appears. From here you can apply shape styles, as well as WordArt formatting, to the
text within the object.
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