How to Clear Clipboard in MS Office 2007

By Craig Witt

The Microsoft Office 2007 suite of software includes some of the world's most widely used productivity applications. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher and SharePoint Designer are among the programs included in Office 2007. The Office Clipboard feature allows users to copy up to 24 text snippets or images to a common location that can be quickly accessed across the suite's programs. Once you know how the process works, clearing the contents of the Office Clipboard becomes a very quick task.

Step 1

Open a Microsoft Office 2007 application.

Step 2

Select the "Home" tab near the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 3

Click the arrow next to the "Clipboard" item found at the bottom-left corner of the top toolbar to view the Office Clipboard.

Step 4

Delete a single item from the Office Clipboard by right-clicking the item and selecting "Delete." Remove all items by clicking the "Clear All" button near the top of the Office Clipboard panel.

Tips & Warnings

  • In Outlook, you must first open or create an email message to view the "Home" tab referenced in Step 2.
  • In both Publisher and SharePoint Designer, ignore Steps 2 and 3; click "Edit" in the top menu bar and select "Office Clipboard" instead.