To remove an object
from a document
and place it in a buffer
. In word processing
, for example, cut
means to move a section of text
from a document to a temporary buffer. This is one way to delete
text. However, because the text is transferred to a buffer, it is not lost forever. You can copy
the buffer somewhere else in the document or in another document, which is called pasting.
To move a section of text from one place to another, therefore, you need to first cut it and then paste
it. This is often called cut-and- paste.
Most applications have only one buffer, sometimes called a clipboard. If you make two cuts in succession, the text from the original cut will be replaced by the text from the second cut.
Graphical user interfaces, such as MS-Windows and the Macintosh interface, allow you to cut and paste graphics as well as text.