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Word 2013 For Dummies by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 4

Text Editing

In This Chapter

arrow Deleting characters with Backspace and Delete

arrow Deleting lines, sentences, paragraphs, and pages

arrow Splitting and joining paragraphs

arrow Undoing your mistakes

arrow Using the Redo (Undo-Undo) command

I believe that writing involves two parts of your brain: The wild, creative-burst part is the typing part. Then there’s the tame, controlled-editing part. You need both parts in order to write anything good. In fact, I’d wager that people who become frustrated with writing are too quick to enter the controlled-editing part. Don’t fall into that trap: Write! Spew forth your words! Editing your text is easier when you have lots of words than when you have only a scant few.

When you’re ready to edit, you’ll use Word’s text editing commands. They all basically delete the stuff you’ve written. That’s right: Editing text is basically the same task as ruthlessly slashing away words from your text. Word comes with ample tools to make that happen. Use them freely, as described ...

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