Copy and Paste is a technique for replicating content (text or data) from one location to another, leaving the original untouched.

Copy and Paste is a technique for replicating content from one location to another, leaving the original untouched.

Often paired with keyboard shortcut keys (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V), or accessed from a GUI toolbar, content is copied to the device memory (referred to as the Clipboard) and can then be reused on a variety of compatible locations.

Common uses are for replicating textual content from one document to another, creating multiple instances of an item within the same document or for duplicating a file to an additional location.