Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Opening and editing an existing document
When you cut or copy a selection, Windows places the copied or cut selection on the
Windows clipboard, which is a storage area that holds the selection until you are ready to do
something with it such as pasting it. In Word, several selections can reside on the clipboard at
the same time and you can selectively paste the items you have previously cut and put them
into your documents.
You can easily view the items that are stored on the Clipboard so you know what is available
to paste into your documents. To view what is on the Clipboard, go to the Home tab, then
click the dialog box launcher in the bottom-right corner of the Clipboard group.
Dialog box launcher displays
items on the clipboard.
The Clipboard task pane contains the items that
you have copied or cut from a document.