Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. April 3, 2000
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Collect and Paste
One problem with traditional clipboards is that they hold only one item, and once you copy another discrete chunk of data, the previous selection is lost forever (well, there's always the undo key, but it's still a pain).
Word 2000 features the Office Clipboard, which allows you to collect multiple items (a dozen, in fact) for pasting into any Office document.
To use the Office Clipboard, you should first display the Clipboard toolbar. To do so, right-click on the Standard toolbar and select Clipboard. Once the Clipboard toolbar is visible, you can copy information to it at will. Up to 12 items (which could be pictures, text, and pretty much anything you might run against in an Office document) can be stored on the Office Clipboard.
To paste from the Office Clipboard, you can either use the normal paste function (which pastes the most recent item, like the standard Windows Clipboard) or select Items from the Office Clipboard, which displays a list of the 12 most recently copied documents. From there, simply roll the mouse pointer over the desired Clipboard item (which calls up a brief description) and then click it to paste.