Should you need to copy text from one document to another, Do not worry. Copying and pasting on a Chromebook works the same way as on any other operating system, and you can do it in several ways.
How to copy text
The first thing to do is open a document or web page and highlight the word (s) or line (s) that you want to copy. Click with the buttonright on the selection, either with two fingers on a trackpad, with a mouse or by pressing Alt while clicking, then click on "Copy ".
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Alternatively, instead of using the right-click context menu, you can press Ctrl + C to copy the highlighted text on the clipboard.
Tip: If you wanthate to completely delete the text of a document while copying it to the clipboard, click on "Cut " in the contextual menu or press Ctrl + X instead.
How to paste text
Now that you've copied text to the clipboard, open a document, word processor, or text box (like the Chrome address bar ) to paste it in place. Click the mouse cursor where you want to paste the text, right-click, then select "Paste from the context menu that appears.
If you prefer a keyboard shortcut instead of the context menu, press Ctrl + V to paste the text from the clipboard.
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How to paste text without formatting
Chances are if you paste text into a document,you 'I want it to follow the format already in place, especially when copying an entire page.ts bold, italic and 16 pt style to ruin your document can be frustrating.
However, if you prefer to paste all of the text as plain text, you can remove all of the formatting and do just that. Right-click the area where you want to paste the text, but this time click "Paste as plain text.
Sometimes, depending on the champ text or the document you are pasting text into, you may need to click "Paste Without Formatting " from the context menu.
Alternatively, the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V does the same thing and removes any formatting from the text when pasted into your document.
Access your clipboard with an application
Although Chrome OS does not have 'an accessible clipboard to view previously copied items, you can download an app for your Chromebook that does this for you. Clipboard History allows you to view, edit, bookmark and copy from a list of recently copied items. clipboard works in the background, so it doesn't need to be open for it to work.
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Once you have installed and opened the application, click on the icon two pages to the right of an item to send it to the top of the clipboard. The next time you press Ctrl + V, it will be pasted into your document.
Click on an element to modify the text.
Drag an item to permanently delete it from the clipboard history.
That's all there is to it. Copying and pasting on a Chromebook is a simple thing to do, especially since the keyboard shortcuts work almost identical to those for Windows and macOS.