Microsoft Word is perhaps the most used office application. However, many people use about 10% of its features. It is probably not glamorous to talk about hacking Word, but it is a powerful editor. One shortcoming with Windows is that its built-in clipboard only retain the most recent copy/paste data. When editing a document though, there are many times you wish to collect a bunch of texts and paste all somewhere else. That’s where Spike comes in (only available on 2010 or earlier versions). Follow the steps below.
- Highlight the text you want to copy and press CTRL-F3. The information is in the Spike.
- Continue with CTRL-F3 until you gathered all your text.
- To paste the collected text into a new location or another document, press CTRL-SHIFT-F3. The Spike will now be empty.
The bad news is this features seems to be removed from Word 2013 but plenty of people still use Word 2010, so I hope this tip helps.