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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Tapping and holding an item

The tap-and-hold technique on touch devices is similar to right-clicking when you’re using the mouse or trackpad. When you tap and hold your finger on an item, Windows 8 interprets that gesture as you wanting to know more about the item. When you release the touch, an options list or the On-Screen Keyboard appears so that you can take further action.

Tap and hold

  1. Tap and hold your finger on the screen element that you want to select. This might include a word, a title, a tool, an object, or another screen element.

    A square appears at the point where you touched.

  2. Release your touch. If you tapped text, the text is selected and the On-Screen Keyboard appears. If you tapped a tool, an options list appears giving ...

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