Word's Spike feature acts like a super cut-and-paste command that lets you cut different parts of a document and paste them all together. This feature only works in Word. 1.To move an item to the Spike, select the text or graphic you want, and then press CTRL+F3. 2.Click in the document where you want to insert the Spike's contents. 3.Do one of the following: To insert the Spike's contents and empty the Spike, press CtrlL+Shift+F3. To insert the Spike's contents without emptying the Spike, point to AutoText on the Insert menu, and then click AutoText. In the Enter AutoText input box, click Spike, and then click Insert.