Changing Editing Options

If you've been working with Word for quite some time, you've probably become very comfortable with Word's default editing settings. If you're relatively new to Word, you may find some of them strange and want to change them. Editing behavior is controlled through the Edit tab of the Options dialog box (see Figure 28.31).

  • Typing Replaces Selection. This option is on by default, which means that you can replace text by selecting it and typing over it. That makes editing faster, and most people like it. Others find themselves deleting text they meant to keep. If you find that happening, clear the check box.

  • Drag-and-Drop Text Editing. This option, which is also on by default, activates the Windows drag-and-drop feature. With ...

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