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Right Mouse Button Drag

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When you drag text in Word using the left-mouse button, the text is moved by default.

But what if you want link the text, copy it, move it instead?

This How-To Article shows you how to use the right-mouse button to drag text in Microsoft Word.

Right Mouse Button Drag

1. Highlight the text which you would like to move.

2. Move the mouse over the highlighted text, and press and hold the right-mouse button down.

3. While still holding down the right-mouse button, drag the text to the location which you would like to move it to.

4. Let go of the mouse button.

5. From the menu that appears, select the action you would like to perform.

Move Here - this selection will do the same action as regular dragging, and will move the selected text to the new location.

Copy Here - this selection will copy the selected text and paste it in the location which you dragged it to.

Link Here - this will copy and paste the text to the location which you dragged it to. When the original text is updated, the "linked" text, (which has been copied) will be updated automatically.

Note: Depending on your version of Microsoft Word, you may have different options on the selection menu other than mentioned above.

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