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Paste

Paste[expr]
pastes expr at the current insertion point in the input notebook.
Paste
pastes expr to the specified notebook.
Paste
pastes the contents of the system clipboard in the input notebook.
  • The expression expr is evaluated and typeset before being pasted to the clipboard. To paste a textual form, specify a string or InputForm[expr].
  • Paste[Defer[expr]] pastes the unevaluated form of expr.
  • Paste pastes the contents of as plain text.
  • The expression expr can be any expression, including those that represent notebooks or cells.
  • Results are pasted wherever the selection is at the instant that Paste is evaluated.
  • If content is selected when Paste evaluates, it will be fully replaced by the paste action.
  • If the pasted content includes a selection placeholder, then the selected content will be substituted for the placeholder.
  • The result of Paste will be at the highest fidelity when pasted between cells. When pasting into an existing cell, some style and formatting information may be lost or merged with the existing styles.
  • The following options can be given:
AutoScrollTruewhether to scroll the notebook to the pasted material
PlaceholderReplaceTruewhether to replace a selection placeholder with the selected contents
Paste an expression:
Paste a string:
Paste a graphic:
Paste the contents of the clipboard:
Paste an expression:
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Click for copyable input
Out[1]=
Paste a string:
In[2]:=
Click for copyable input
In[3]:=
Click for copyable input
Paste a graphic:
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Paste the contents of the clipboard:
In[1]:=
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Out[1]=
Use Defer to paste the unevaluated expression:
Paste a notebook cell:
Paste an expression using TraditionalForm:
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