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Use Spike to Move Text & Graphics from Nonadjacent Regions

A Spike is a special AutoText entry that stores multiple items that you've deleted. Word appends one item to another until you paste the contents as a group in a new location in your document. This feature can also be achieved if you use an Office 2000 feature - Office Clipboard.

To use the Spike, you remove two or more items from nonadjacent locations, append each item to the Spike's contents, and then insert the items as a group in a new location or document. The items remain in the Spike, so you can insert them repeatedly. If you want to add a different set of items to the Spike, you must first empty the Spike's contents.

  • To move an item to the Spike, select the text or graphic you want, and then press Ctrl+F3. You can repeat this step for each additional item you want to move to the Spike.
  • Click in the document where you want to insert the Spike's contents.
  • To insert the Spike's contents and empty the Spike, press Ctrl+Shift+F3.
Please note: To insert the Spike's contents without emptying the Spike, point to AutoText on the Insert menu, and then click AutoText. In the Enter AutoText entries here box, click Spike, and then click Insert.

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