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How to Copy and Paste in PowerPoint

How to Copy and Paste in PowerPoint

You can easily move text, slides, or objects to a new location in a presentation by cutting or copying them and then pasting them in the new location. In addition to text, you can cut, copy, and paste just about any item in a presentation, including clip art, shapes, placeholders, and tables.

Copy and Paste

When you copy something, it remains in its original location and a copy of it is added to a temporary storage area called the Clipboard. It can then be pasted in another location, either in the current presentation or in an entirely different file.

  1. Select the text, slide, or object you want to copy.
  2. Click the Copy button on the Home tab.

    Press Ctrl + C.

    Cut, Copy, and Paste

  3. Click where you want to place the copied text, slide, or object.
  4. Click Paste.

    Press Ctrl + V.

    Cut, Copy, and Paste

Another copy of the text, slide, or object is added.

Cut and Paste

Cutting and pasting something removes the original item from one location and then places it in a new location.

  1. Select the text, slide, or object you’d like to move.
  2. Click the Cut button on the Home tab.

    Press Ctrl + X.

    Cut, Copy, and Paste

    The text, slide, or object is removed from its original location and is kept in the Clipboard.

  3. Select the slide where you want to paste.
  4. Click where you want to paste the text.
  5. Click Paste.
  6. Press Ctrl + V.

    Cut, Copy, and Paste

The text, slide, or object is placed in the new location.

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