Many people use the Clipboard to copy text. This deletes what was previously in the Clipboard, replacing it with the selection you are copying. There may be times, however, when you don’t want to disturb the contents of the Clipboard. Word allows you to bypass the Clipboard and copy text using the keyboard in this manner:
- Highlight the text you would like to copy.
- Click Shift+F2. The message Copy to where? will appear in your status bar.
- Move the insertion point to where you want the copy.
- Press Enter.
If you would like to move your text instead, simply use F2 instead of Shift+F2.