Copy and Paste Text on Surface Pro/RT

You might be perfect for using a mouse and keyboard to take contorling of the system. The Windows 8 is designed with touch screen by default and offers many useful supported functions, such as the built-in multi-touch gesture, and cover the on-screen keyboard. Sometime you need to copy and paste text between apps on Microsoft Surface Pro/RT tablet. It is easy to do that from touch screen. Here are the how-to tips for that

How to Copy and Paste Text on Surface Pro/RT
* If you want to copy the text from IE 10 to other app,
For Touch: Press and hold the first word of text to start, then a circle icon will show up. Now highlight the text to its last words by moving your finger. Tap the text and select “Copy”.
To brings up the option, just tap any highlighted text and then choose cut, copy, or paste from the lists.
To Pasting the text into search box, location bar, or email body, tap an area accepted text input to get a flashing cursor and one text selector dot, then tap the dot to select paste options.
For keyboard of type cover: Highlight the text from begin to the end, and right-click to choose Copy box.
* Open anther app to paste it.
Mail app: tap and hold anywhere to bring up a tool bar at the bottom, and touch “Paste”.
Office Word/Excel 2013: Click/Tap on Paste button from menu bar. Or use mouse to get the same menu like doing on computer.


4 thoughts on “Copy and Paste Text on Surface Pro/RT

  1. I tried this. It doesn’t work when I try to copy a very long email address from an email message. Nothing happens: The little circle does. not appear, and there is no indication showing what I can do

  2. I just copied your post… It does work!

    Gilda Robinson on June 3, 2014 at 6:36 pm said:

    I tried this. It doesn’t work when I try to copy a very long email address from an email message. Nothing happens: The little circle does. not appear, and there is no indication showing what I can do

  3. CANNOT PASTE CONENT OF EMAIL INTO WORD! Tried everything you suggested, and it copies as little boxes, not text. Help!!!

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