, a clipping file is a (usually) small file created by selecting something in a drag-and-drop
-aware application and dragging it to the Desktop
. Clippings may contain text
, styled text
clips, and various other kinds of material. A clipping may be opened in the Finder
to view its contents; copied into the Clipboard
, or dragged into another drag-and-drop application.
Clippings were introduced in System 7.5.