How to Copy a Part of an Email and Then Paste That Onto a Different Page

by Randall Blackburn
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Copying part of an email and pasting the copied content into another document saves you the time and effort of retyping the information. You can copy text from an email and paste the text into another email or document using shortcut keys. The copy and paste shortcuts function for any email, document or Web page.

Step 1

Open the email containing the text you want to copy.

Step 2

Hold the left mouse button and drag the cursor over part of an email to highlight it.

Step 3

Press the “Ctrl-C” keys simultaneously to copy the highlighted text to the clipboard.

Step 4

Open a document, page or email message where you want to paste the text and click inside the page.

Press the “Ctrl-V” keys simultaneously to paste the text into the page.


  • You can also drag the cursor over the text to copy and then right-click on the highlighted text to display the context menu. Click the “Copy” option. Right-click inside the new document and click the “Paste” option to copy the text to the new location.


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  • Hemera Technologies/ Images

About the Author

Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.

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