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Word 2013 For Dummies by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 6

Blocks o’ Text

In This Chapter

arrow Using blocks of text

arrow Marking a block with the keyboard

arrow Selecting text with the mouse

arrow Using the F8 key to mark text

arrow Unblocking text

arrow Copying and moving blocks of text

arrow Pasting text in various ways

You’ll find plenty of interesting blocks when it comes to writing. First are those moveable blocks used by the ancient Chinese for printing. Then comes the inevitable writer’s block. In Word, you can take advantage of blocks of text in a document, which is probably far more useful than the other types of blocks. That’s because working with blocks in Word is like playing with blocks as a kid: Mix in some, cut, copy, and paste, and you have this engaging chapter on working with blocks of text.

The Tao of Text Blocks

A block is simply a portion of text in ...

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