Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Sharing Data with Other Office 2010 Programs
Sharing Data with Other
Office 2010 Programs
Cutting, copying, and pasting data may be handy within the same file, but
Office 2010 also gives you the ability to cut, copy, and paste data between
different programs, such as copying a chart from Excel and pasting it into a
Using the Office Clipboard
When you cut or copy any data, Windows stores it in a special part of
memory called the Clipboard. This Windows Clipboard can only hold one
item at a time, so Office 2010 comes with its own Clipboard called the Office
Clipboard, which can store up to 24 items.
Whereas the Windows Clipboard works with any Windows program (such
as Microsoft Paint or Internet Explorer), the Office Clipboard works only
with Office 2010 programs (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and
Outlook). To store data on the Office Clipboard, you just need to use the Cut
or Copy command, and Office 2010 automatically stores your data on the
The two big advantages of the Office Clipboard are
You can store up to 24 items.
The Windows Clipboard can store only one item.
You can select what you want to paste from the Clipboard.
The Windows Clipboard lets you paste only the last item cut or copied.
Viewing and pasting items
off the Office Clipboard
After you use the Cut or Copy command at least once, your data gets stored
on the Office Clipboard. You can then view the Office Clipboard and choose
which data you want to paste from the Clipboard into your file.
To view the Office Clipboard and paste items from it, follow these steps:
1. Move the cursor to the spot where you want to paste an item from the
2. Click the Home tab.