Most people are familiar with word processing packages such as Microsoft Word or Writer (part of the Open Office suite).
All word processing applications allow you to:
Cut and copy work in a similar way. Highlighting a piece of text, right-clicking and selecting copy/cut will store the text in memory. The difference is that copy leaves the highlighted text behind whereas cut removes it. To insert the copied/cut text into a different area of the document, a different document, or an entirely different application altogether, right-click and select paste.
The use of cut, copy, and paste is not necessarily limited to text.
Formatting text makes a document easier to read. You can:
Other features that may be expected include find and replace, which replaces one word with another, and the ability to importgraphics, eg from a clip art library. Headers and footers and page numbering are also very useful.