How to Copy & Paste in Word 2007

By Filonia LeChat

When you're working in Microsoft Word 2007, you may be creating anything from a single page of typed words to complex publications, such as newsletters, standard operating procedures, mailing and shipping labels, banners and programs. As you click through the document's sections or pages, you may find it a time-saver to copy and paste information or graphics instead of typing something multiple times. Even if you've never worked in Word before, you'll quickly be copying and pasting with just a few clicks.

Step 1

Open Word 2007, click the "File" tab and click "Open." Browse to a document with information to copy and paste and double-click the file name. The file opens in a new Word window.

Step 2

Scroll to a paragraph to copy and paste elsewhere in the document. Click your cursor to the left of the first word of the paragraph or line to copy. Press and hold down the left mouse button, then drag your cursor to the right of the last word of the section to copy, including the punctuation. The area becomes highlighted.

Step 3

Right-click the highlighted section and select "Copy" from the menu. Scroll to the area to paste the copied section. Press the "Enter" key to start a new line or click your cursor directly in the spot to paste. Right-click and select "Paste" and the copied section pastes in.

Step 4

Repeat the highlighting process on another section of text to copy, but instead of right-clicking, press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys on your keyboard to copy the area into Word's memory. Scroll to the new spot and press the "Ctrl" and "V" keys to paste in the copy.

Step 5

Highlight another section of the document and click the "Home" tab at the top of the screen if it is not already showing. Click the "Copy" button on the tab. Scroll to the new area, position your cursor, click the document and click the "Paste" button on the tab.