In This Chapter
Deleting characters with Backspace and Delete
Deleting lines, sentences, paragraphs, and pages
Splitting and joining paragraphs
Undoing your mistakes
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 ...