Friday, 12 July 2013

Google simplifies copy-pasting between its services

Google is about to make life easier for people who need to haul data from one Google service to the other. The Internet giant is bringing a major improvement to using the copy-paste feature between its services like Gmail, Google Docs, Slides and Sheets.

Now you will be able to copy slides from one presentation to the other, bring shapes from drawings into a slide and even take tables from spreadsheets and paste them into a Gmail message. The best part is that Google will let your original formatting be intact even when you paste matter onto another service.

You can access the copy-paste feature using your keyboard shortcuts or from the right click menu. The catch here – of course, why would you think this would be all – is that you need to be using Google’s own browser Chrome to avail of this non-runny format of copy-pasting within its services.

If you’re using any other browser, your work becomes a little more tedious. According to Google’s support pages, you need to make use of Google’s Web Clipboard while copying as well as pasting matter onto another of its services.

You need to first select what you want to copy, access the Web Clipboard from the Edit menu and copy the matter onto it. Head on to the destination file, click on the Edit menu again and select Web Clipboard. You will then see the selection that you previously copied. If you had copied multiple things, you’ll see a list of the items you’ve recently copied. Place the cursor where you want to paste the content, select web clipboard from the Edit Menu again and select what you want to paste. Depending on your selection, you’ll see formats that you can choose from to paste what you’ve copied.

Of course, if you use Chrome, then you simply need to select and copy what you want and paste onto another service.

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