#Office365Challenge – Using Spike to Cut and Paste in Word. “Word has a feature that allows you to collect groups of text and paste them in another location. It is different than the Clipboard, which allows you to work with only one item at a time. The Spike is named after an old-fashioned paper holder onto which people poked papers as they were done with them.” – Word Tips

Day: 55 of 365, 310 left
Tools: Microsoft word
Description: Using Spike in Word

This is something I honestly didn’t know existed in Word, but now that I do, I’ll definitely be using it. As explained above, Spike cuts text from various areas in your document and stores it in a location – in the order that you’ve cut it. This is a great tool for reordering content – without using copy + paste repeatedly.

To us this is rather simple, select the text Press CTRL + F3, keep doing this until you’ve gathered the text you want to paste “together” in that order.

To paste the text (in that order), Press CTRL + SHIFT + F3. Below you’ll see the text pasted in the selected order:

Yay for Spike!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.