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4. Typing and Editing Text

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Most people use a computer to type text for writing letters, e-mail messages, blog posts, social media messages, or even numbers for creating budgets. Since typing text (letters, numbers, and symbols) is so common, you need to know how to type and edit text no matter what type of program you may be using.

The basics of typing and editing text include knowing:

  • How to type text including unusual symbols such as foreign language characters

  • How to select text

  • How to copy, move, and delete text

Before you can type text, you need to move the cursor where you want that text to appear. The ...

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