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Dragging-and-Dropping Within a Office Document

There are many options for moving or copying objects using drag-and-drop. Text sections, drawing objects, graphics, form controls, hyperlinks, cell ranges, and many more can be moved or copied with the mouse.

Note that the mouse pointer displays a plus sign when copying and an arrow when creating a link or hyperlink.

Mouse Pointer Description
Mouse pointer moving data Moving
Mouse pointer copying data Copying
Mouse pointer inserting link Creating a link

If you press Ctrl or Shift+Ctrl while releasing the mouse button, you can control whether the object is copied, moved, or a link is created.

If you drag objects out of the Navigator, you can specify in the sub-menu of the Navigator's Drag Mode icon whether to copy the object, insert it as a link or insert it as a hyperlink.

You can cancel a drag-and-drop operation in Office at any time by pressing the Esc key before releasing the mouse button.