Move Text in Word 2010


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In this chapter, we will discuss how to move text in Word 2010. At times, it is required to move a text from one location to another location in the same document or in any another document. You can move text from one location in a document to another by using the drag-and-drop technique with the help of mouse. This tutorial will teach you how to use the drag and drop technique to move text.

Move within the same document

Step 1 − Select a portion of the text using any of the text selection methods.

Selected Text

Step 2 − Now take your mouse pointer over the selected text and hold the left button of the mouse and keep holding it while moving around the document.

Step 3 − Take your mouse pointer to the place where you want to move the selected text and release the mouse button. You will see that the selected text is moved to the desired location.

Moved Text

Move within different documents

You can move the selected text from one document to another document. Following are some simple steps which will help you in moving text from one document to another document.

Step 1 − Keep both the documents opened and to ensure that both documents are visible, click the Arrange All button on the View tab on the Ribbon.

Arrange All

This will display both the documents as shown below −

Double Documents

Step 2 − Now, select a portion of the text using any of the text selection methods.

Step 3 − Take your mouse pointer over the selected text and hold the left button of the mouse and keep holding it while moving around the document.

Step 4 − Take your mouse pointer at the place in the second document where you want to move the selected text and release the mouse button. You will see that the selected text is moved to the desired location in the second document.

Moved Text

Note − In case you have more than two documents, you can use the Alt + Tab keys to switch through the different documents and select the desired destination document.



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