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clipboard

Computing a temporary storage area in desktop publishing where text or graphics are held after the cut command or the copy command

clipboard

[′klip‚bȯrd]
(computer science)
An area in memory or a file where cut or copied material is held temporarily before being inserted elsewhere in the same document or in another document.

clipboard

(operating system)
A temporary memory area, used to transfer information within a document being edited or between documents or between programs. The fundamental operations are "cut" which moves data from a document to the clipboard, "copy" which copies it to the clipboard, and "paste" which inserts the clipboard contents into the current document in place of the current selection.

Different Graphical User Interfaces vary in how they handle the different types of data which a user might want to transfer via the clipboard, some (e.g. the X Window System) support only plain text, others (e.g. NEXTSTEP) support arbitrarily typed data such as images.

clipboard

A reserved section of memory that is used as a temporary, behind-the-scenes staging area for data that are copied or moved from one application to another using the copy and paste (duplicate) and cut and paste (move) menu functions. Each time data are transferred into the clipboard, the previous contents of the clipboard are deleted. Although there are clipboard viewers available for examining the clipboard's current contents, they are seldom used. See copy and paste and cut and paste.
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Here was the son who watched me err and repair from his car seat, saw me leave that clipboard at home.
If this is a frequent problem, you may want to increase the amount of memory allocated to the Clipboard tool, by taking the following steps:
The clipboards also ensure the correct presentation of notes to track both the patient and the disease.
Detectamet has clipboards to hold A3, A4 or A5 documents, and then the clip can be fitted to match document's alignment.
Speaking of dropping, we thought we would have the piece broken in short order, given our clumsy cockpit habits, but the clipboard was designed for clumsy pilots--and for crashes--since it's engineered to break free of the mount under forward or downward force.
And hey, you can always use it as a clipboard, right?
During the 2010 harvest, a half-dozen clipboards piled up on Parry's desk when they weren't being passed from winemaker to assistant winemaker and back again.
Clipboard was one of three companies that bid on the first contract for the residential property field review.
Ricoh's eWriter Solution is comprised of the Ricoh eQuill, a tablet that functions as a digital clipboard, and the eWriter Workflow Services.
Ericka also makes nametags for each student, and when the students are done with their clay project, they clip the name strip into the clipboard. Later, when the clay isn't so wet, she writes each student's name and class code on the back of their projects.
I've got this horrible vision of the Welsh language one day dying out and Cymdeithas yr Iaith not even noticing because they're too busy walking round the streets with a clipboard and fretting about how many Cs there are in Criccieth.
THE CHINESE capital of Beijing is the next destination for clipboard traveller Joe Michna.