Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Use the CTRL key to Copy

The Ctrl (control) key on your keyboard has many functions. Use it with your mouse to copy text or pictures in MS Word, or cells of data in MS Excel.

It works in most Microsoft Office programs!  Here's how:
  1. First select (highlight) what you want to copy.
  2. Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard.  (There are two CTRL keys. It doesn't matter which one you hold.)
  3. Click and drag the selected item with your mouse to another location on the screen while holding down the CTRL key.
  4. Next release the mouse and CTRL key.  A copy of the selected item will appear leaving the original intact.