How to Cut, Copy and Paste on Your Nexus 7

Among its’ many features, the Nexus 7 allows you the option to cut, copy and paste to meet your needs. Selected text is primed for cutting or copying, which works just as it does in your favorite word processor. After you select the text, choose the proper command from the Text Selection toolbar: To copy the text, choose the Copy command. To cut the text, choose Cut.

Just like on your computer, cut or copied text on the Nexus 7 is stored in a clipboard. To paste any previously cut or copied text, move the cursor to the spot where you want the text pasted. The Paste command appears above the cursor tab indicating that text can be pasted; touch the Paste button to paste in the text.

  • The Paste command can be anywhere that text is input on the Nexus 7, such as in an e-mail message, a Twitter tweet, or any text field. Odds are good that if you can type, or whenever you see the onscreen keyboard, you can paste text.

  • If you don’t see the Paste button above selected text, you can use the Paste command on the Text Selection toolbar.

  • Pasted text replaces any selected text on the screen. If you want to paste in text but not replace text, move the start and end block markers together, and then choose the Paste command from the Text Selection toolbar.

  • The Nexus 7 clipboard can hold only one copied or cut item at a time. There’s currently no Clipboard app or method of previewing the item held in the clipboard’s storage. That may change in further updates to the tablet’s software.

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