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Clipboard Operations
Mathematica offers a variety of methods for accessing the system clipboard and clipboard-like operations. In addition to the traditional interactive methods for accessing the system clipboard, the clipboard can be altered and accessed from Mathematica programs.
Copy/Paste Menus
EditCopy copy the selection to the clipboard
EditPaste paste contents, replacing the current selection
EditCopy AsInput Text copy the selection to the clipboard in a plain text form which fully preserves evaluation semantics
EditCopy AsPlain Text copy the selection to the clipboard in a plain text form which preserves the onscreen appearance at the expense of evaluation semantics
    
Clipboard Functions
CopyToClipboard copy an object or selection to the system clipboard
Paste paste an object to the present selection, possibly from the system clipboard