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4. Typing and Editing Text

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Most people use a computer to type text to write letters, reports, blog posts, or messages. 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 use.

The basics of typing and editing text include knowing the following:

  • 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 cursor shows you exactly where the text will appear the moment ...

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