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Friday, 28 November 2008

Using the "Spike Feature" in Word - Beyond Cut & Paste

One of the problems with the standard Cut and Paste functions in Microsoft Word is when there are multiple pieces of text to move. An answer to this problem can be found in the spike feature. This allows documents to be moved to a virtual ‘spike’, where they are stored in readiness to be pasted elsewhere. To move some text to the spike, first highlight the words and then hold down the Control (Ctrl) key before tapping F3. The text disappears to the spike. Now repeat for the other text passages that need to be moved. Next, position the text cursor at the point in the document where you want to put the spiked text, and hold down Shift and Control while once more tapping F3. All spiked items will be pasted en masse, in the order they were copied.

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