Chapter 23

Fun with the Insert Tab

In This Chapter

arrow Typing nonbreaking spaces and hyphens

arrow Inserting foreign language characters

arrow Getting at special symbol characters

arrow Breaking up text with a text box

arrow Creating dynamic text with fields

arrow Inserting the date and time into your text

If inserting weird and wonderful things into a document weren’t a vital part of using Word, the program wouldn’t sport the Insert tab on the Ribbon. Further, the Insert tab is the second tab over, next to the preeminent Home tab. The Insert tab isn’t over at the far-right end, down there with the oddball Review and View tabs. Verily, inserting stuff into your document is a worthwhile endeavor.

Characters Fun and Funky

The computer’s keyboard lets you type all 26 letters of the alphabet — plus, numbers 1 through 9 and 0, a smattering of symbols, and punctuation thingies. That’s a lot to type, and some authors spend ...

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