How To Copy And Paste In Trello

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As a frequent user of Trello, I understand the importance of being able to efficiently copy and paste information within the platform. Whether it’s duplicating a board, moving cards between lists, or simply copying text from a card description to another location, mastering the art of copy and paste in Trello can greatly improve your productivity. In this article, I will guide you through the various ways you can copy and paste in Trello, sharing my personal experiences and tips along the way.

Copying and Pasting Cards

One common scenario where you might need to copy and paste in Trello is when duplicating cards. To do this, simply open the card you want to duplicate and click on the card’s title at the top. This will bring up a menu with various options. From the menu, select “Copy” to create a duplicate of the card.

Once you’ve copied the card, you can navigate to the desired board and list where you want to paste it. Click on the ‘+’ button or any empty area on the list to create a new card. Now, simply use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+V” (Windows) or “Cmd+V” (Mac) to paste the copied card. You now have an exact duplicate of the original card, ready to be edited or moved around as needed.

Copying and Pasting Text

Copying text within Trello is just as easy as copying cards. If you need to copy text from a card description, checklist, or comment, simply select the text by clicking and dragging your cursor over it. Once the desired text is selected, use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+C” (Windows) or “Cmd+C” (Mac) to copy it.

To paste the copied text, navigate to the desired location within Trello or any other application where you want to paste it. Then, use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+V” (Windows) or “Cmd+V” (Mac) to paste the text. It’s important to note that formatting may not always be preserved when pasting text from Trello to other applications, so you may need to reformat it manually if necessary.

Copying and Pasting URLs

Trello also allows you to easily copy and paste URLs within the platform. If you come across a card, board, or attachment that you want to share with others, simply right-click on the URL or link, and select “Copy link” from the context menu.

Pasting the copied URL is straightforward. Navigate to the desired location, such as an email, document, or another Trello card, and use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+V” (Windows) or “Cmd+V” (Mac) to paste the URL. The recipient will then be able to access the shared content by clicking on the pasted link.

A Personal Note

Mastering the art of copy and paste in Trello has been a game-changer for my productivity. Whether it’s streamlining my workflow by duplicating cards or quickly sharing important URLs, knowing these techniques has saved me a considerable amount of time and effort.


Copying and pasting in Trello is a fundamental skill that every user should be familiar with. In this article, I have shared various techniques for copying and pasting cards, text, and URLs within Trello, along with personal insights and tips. By incorporating these techniques into your Trello workflow, you can streamline your tasks, collaborate more effectively, and ultimately become a Trello power user.