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markcz1904

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I am aware of the traditional keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste, such as CTL + C, CTL+V, but I am wondering if there is a way to use a keyboard shortcut to paste a pre-selected body of text. For example, if I type, " Hi !, My name is Mark." Is there anyway to configure a keyboard shortcut that would allow me to paste that phrase without having to keep copying it either by using ctl c or right click copy ?

As far as I understand you can only paste what was last copied.

Thank You in advance !

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Howdy and welcome. What version of office? Should be able to view clipboard, that holds ten items.
 
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Because the native os's is very limited in what you can do with it, these clipboard managers are much more useful for people who do a lot of repetitive typing and they work with every application that is aware of the native clipboard. I have no use for them, but I know some people that cannot get through their day without them.
 

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View clipboard is, imo, pretty idiot proof, but who knows, maybe that's just me. I just see it as ultimately easier on the system to let it do it natively. Probably showing my age but if I dont have to use third party I'd just as soon not.

Regardless, we'll see what the OP prefers for their usage.

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You can paste whatever you last copied onto the clipboard as many times as you like by using Ctrl-V again and again, is that what you want ?
 

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Thank You very much for the responses. I would prefer something already on the OS but the third party software is probably more in line with my needs. I was aware of the clipboard in Office but I want that functionality outside of Microsoft Office. I would like to be able to use it across the board--- online, other programs etc. So if I understood the responses correctly, the third party software is what would allow me to use it outside of Microsoft office, right?
 

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You can paste whatever you last copied onto the clipboard as many times as you like by using Ctrl-V again and again, is that what you want ?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding but the above is part of Windows, you can paste text into any program from the basic Windows clipboard as long as you copy it onto the clipboard first.
 

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How does it work ? I thought it was just a clipboard for Microsoft Word. Honestly, I am a novice with computers so I may be overlooking this. Can you explain what functionality the windows clipboard has and how to use it in a program outside of Microsoft office.
 

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I'll try. If you select (highlight) some text then press Ctrl+C that text is copied to the built-in Windows clipboard. Then if you have say Notepad open and press Ctrl+V that text will be pasted in to wherever the cursor in Notepad is positioned and that should work in most if not all programs that can take a text input.
 

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OK. Yes, I was aware of this. I was looking for something that would store more than one clip and allow you to store default clips that can be accessed by keyboard shortcuts So the third party software is much more in line with what I want than this.
 

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I recall using up to 24 items in MS clipboard; have they ceased that option?
 

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The default keyboard shortcut may be native as well, but Ive never had that need, to have something permanently reside there.
 
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