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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Editing Text

Whether you’re creating a business letter, a financial report, or the Great American Novel, it’s a sure bet that you’re going to need to go back into your document and do some editing. Word provides a great variety of ways to edit. To edit existing content, you simply select it and make your changes or, if you prefer, type over some existing text.

Select and Modify Text

  1. Click at the beginning of the text that you want to delete.

  2. Drag the mouse over all the text to select it, and then release the mouse button.

  3. Press the Delete key. The ...

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