Copying text by dragging it with the mouse

Learn how to copy a piece of text by pressing the CTRL key and dragging it with the mouse.

Some writers are better with the mouse when it comes to formatting, and thankfully Word comes with an array of options for both the mouse and keyboard.

Use this technique when you want to move text from one place to another without deleting the original selection.

What I recommend for revising or rewriting is to leave the original in place while you move and copy it. This maintains the overall look of the document while you determine how best to rearrange the text selections, and you can use the original as a reference for your spacing. When you’ve moved everything where you need it, you can copy the original if you need to, or leave it in place if your document requires repeated instances of that selection.