Chapter 2

The Typing Chapter

In This Chapter

arrow Knowing the PC keyboard

arrow Typing on a touchscreen

arrow Using the spacebar

arrow Using the Enter key

arrow Observing the status bar

arrow Minding the space between pages

arrow Seeing stuff in your text that isn’t there

arrow Living with weird underlines and colored text

Word processing is about using a keyboard. It’s typing. That’s the way computers were used for years, long before the mouse and all the fancy graphics became popular. Yep — ask a grizzled old-timer and you’ll hear tales of ugly text screens and keyboard commands that would tie your fingers in knots. Though things aren’t that bad today, I highly recommend that you bone up on your keyboard skills to get the most ...

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