How to Cut and Paste Content

If you would like to add previously written content to your Way We Do manual, or use content from your manual in another document, the easiest way to transfer the content will be to use Cut and Paste functions. In some browsers, it is possible to simply "right-click" on your mouse and use the copy, cut and paste functions offered.

Some browsers will not allow you to use the mouse cut and paste functions in a rich text editor like the one on Way We Do. This is a security feature built into the browsers. Attempting to use the right-click function will result in an error message similar to this: 

"Your browser security settings don't permit the editor to automatically execute cutting operations. Please use the keyboard for that (Ctrl/Cmd+x)." 

If you see this error message you will need to use the keyboard shortcuts listed below.


Keyboard Shortcuts for Cutting and Pasting

You will need to use keyboard commands to paste the content into your manual. Following is a list of helpful keyboard commands for Windows users.

  • Copy: Control + C
  • Cut: Control + X
  • Paste: Control + V
  • Select All: Control + A

To copy and paste without formatting for Windows users;

  • First copy the text: Control + C
  • Paste without formatting: Ctrl+Shift+V

Mac users have the same functionality but will need to use the Command key (⌘) rather than the Control key. Following is a list of keyboard commands for Mac. 

  • Copy: Command + C
  • Cut: Command + X
  • Paste: Command + V
  • Select All: Command + A

To copy and paste without formatting for Mac, follow the instructions below;

  • Select the text to copy.
  • Select Edit > Copy (from the Edit menu at the top of your screen), or press Command-C.
  • Note: If you want to remove the text from its original location, choose Edit > Cut instead.
  • Click where you want the text to appear, then do one of the following:
  • Paste the text with its current formatting into a new paragraph: Select Edit > Paste or press Command-V on the keyboard.
  • Paste and match the style of the text where you’re pasting: Select Edit > Paste and Match Style.

Note: It is best to paste it first into a notepad and then from there, paste it to your Way We Do Procedures to remove the hidden formatting.

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