Wouldn’t it be nice if you could collect multiple blocks of text and then paste them into a Word document when you are ready, as opposed to continuously flipping between windows? It is possible to do with Microsoft Word. In fact, Word 2002 and 2003 let you copy up to 24 blocks of text to the clipboard and then paste the text into your document. This feature is referred to as “Collect and Paste.”

Once you have copied the blocks of text to the clipboard, you can paste them into your document all at once or individuals. To see the items currently in the clipboard, click Office Clipboard from the Edit menu. To paste all items at once, click the Paste All button. Otherwise, hover the mouse over an item, click the drop down arrow and click Paste.