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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Word 2000 by Bill Camarda

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Basic Editing

To enter text in a new or existing document, just start typing in the editing window. If the text doesn't appear, make sure that Word is the active application by clicking anywhere in the Word window.

A blinking vertical line, the insertion point, is displayed in your document at the location where your text will appear. As you type, your words are placed to the left of the insertion point as the insertion point moves to the right. You can move the insertion point by clicking elsewhere in the editing window.

Selecting Text

In Word, you can manipulate text in virtually any way imaginable—but before you do any of that, you have to select it. There are several ways to do that. If you're new to Word, you might try them all out to see ...

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