Chapter 2

Wrestling with the Text


check Selecting, moving, copying, and deleting text

check Changing the appearance, size, and color of text

check Entering words by speaking, not typing

check Hyperlinking to web pages and other places in a file

To enter text, you wiggle your fingers over the keyboard. Everybody knows that. Did you know you can also dictate words to PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook? This chapter explains how to enter words as well as change the look and size of text in an Office 2019 file. It explains how to move, copy, and delete text. You find out how to quickly change a letter’s case and enter a symbol or foreign character. Finally, I show you how to link your files to the Internet by fashioning a hyperlink.

Manipulating the Text

This short but important part of Chapter 2 describes the many techniques for selecting, deleting, copying, and moving text. You find an inordinate number of tips on these pages because so many shortcuts for manipulating text are available. Master the many shortcuts and you cut down considerably on the time you spend editing text.

Selecting text ...

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