Chapter 5

Typing Text in Word


check Moving the cursor with the mouse and keyboard

check Navigating through a document

check Finding and replacing text

check Checking spelling and grammar

check Viewing a document

The whole purpose of Microsoft Word is to let you type text and make it look pretty so you can print or send it for other people to read. So the first step in using Microsoft Word is finding how to enter text in a Word file, called a document.

In every document, Word displays a blinking cursor (technically called the insertion point) that points to where your text will appear if you type anything. To move the cursor, you can use the keyboard or the mouse.

Moving the Cursor with the Mouse

When you move the mouse, Word turns the mouse pointer into an I-beam pointer. If you move the mouse over an area where you can't type any text, the mouse pointer turns back into a traditional arrow, pointing up to the left.

To move the cursor with the mouse, just point and click the left mouse button ...

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