Thursday Tip: Cut, Copy and Paste

July 31, 2008

Some of you may say this tip is extremely basic. If it is basic to you, great, you’ve already shaved some serious time off of your work week. For the rest of you, this is the way to save yourself a bunch of time.

How often do you use the Cut, Copy and Paste commands? My guess it is many times a day. When you use these commands, do you use the menus, the toolbar buttons or the shortcut keys? If you aren’t using the shortcut keys, you’re wasting time!

  • Ctrl + X = Cut
  • Ctrl + C = Copy
  • Ctrl + V = Paste

Memorize those! Not only do they work in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, they work is almost every single program. They even work in places where the menus and toolbars aren’t available. I’m guessing I use these shortcuts at least 50 times a day. Heck, if I counted, it might well be over 100. Just imagine how much time you’ll save if you aren’t using the shortcut keys already.

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  1. Rikk

    Oddly, Quicken 2006, the version which I use does not accept these commands. It would be really helpful for pasting in information from my bank’s website.

    I think they do not subscribe to this standard so that people are forced to use -for-pay downloading rather than take the info for free.

    Todate it is the lone application on my desktop resisting Cut, Copy Paste.

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