Moving/Copying Elements Using Cut & Paste  
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Elements in a diagram can be moved or copied within the same diagram using cut & paste operations. Header elements can only be pasted in the header portion of the diagram, while body elements can only be pasted in the body portion of a diagram.  
 
Cut-n-paste can also be used to move and copy elements from one diagram to another as described in the next topic.  
 
To move diagram elements using cut & paste:  
·Select the element(s) to move  
·Invoke the Cut command from the edit menu (Edit | Cut) or context menu  
·The selected elements will be displayed in "cut" grayed state to indicate they are in the process of being moved  
 
·Move the insertion position to the desired paste location (where the elements should be placed)  
·Invoke the Paste command from the edit menu (Edit | Paste) or context menu  
 
The elements will be moved from their original location to their new location.  
 
The move operation can be cancelled by pressing the Esc key before pasting the elements. The "cut" elements will revert to their original state.  
 
To copy diagram elements using cut & paste:  
·Select the element(s) to copy  
·Invoke the Copy command from the edit menu (Edit | Copy) or context menu  
·The selected elements are copied but their appearance does not change  
·Move the insertion position to the desired paste location  
·Invoke the Paste command from the edit menu (Edit | Paste) or context menu  
 
Copies of the elements will be placed at the new location.  
 
See Also  
Diagram Tasks | Moving/Copying Elements Using Drag & Drop | Moving/Copying Elements From One Diagram to Another  
 

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