I have a Google Doc that has a bunch of templates that I need to copy and then paste somewhere else. I'm wondering if Google Docs has a function that lets me highlight a paragraph then add a "Copy to clipboard" button somewhere near it, which copies that body of text.

If not, is there a button I can add which at least highlights some particular text?

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    why not use ctrl+c ?
    – user0
    Feb 16, 2019 at 20:19
  • @MARKMYANSWER Thats what I do now, but I copy 40+ templates per hour so having a copy button will save time
    – Andrew Kor
    Feb 16, 2019 at 20:21
  • you can use autohotkey.com to remap unused key on your keyboard or mice to act like ctrl+c
    – user0
    Feb 16, 2019 at 20:26
  • @user0 I think Autohotkey is only for Microsoft's Windows (but simmilar tools available for other windowing systems). And even with the best setup e.g. X-Windows's select and paste(bound to middle mouse button). You will still have to do the select. Jun 20, 2021 at 7:58

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Use Google Apps Script to add a custom menu with your button or an option to open a sidebar/dialog that holds your button.

You can even publish your script as an add-on so the button will be available on all your Google Documents files.

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