Chapter 4

Text Editing

In This Chapter

arrow Deleting characters

arrow Deleting lines, sentences, and more

arrow Splitting and joining paragraphs

arrow Understanding hard and soft returns

arrow Undoing your mistakes

arrow Using the Redo (Undo-Undo) command

Writing is about creating text. Part of the process also includes reviewing and editing your words. My advice is to concentrate first on writing. In fact, one of the reasons people get stuck is that they spend more time editing than writing.

To accommodate your text-editing desires, Word comes with a host of commands to chop, slice, stitch, and otherwise decimate your text. The commands are a necessary part of the writing process, but they work best when you have oodles of text to edit. So, again, write first and edit second.

Remove Text You Don’t Want

Credit the guy who put the eraser on the end of the pencil: It’s a given that human beings make mistakes. The ...

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