Blocks o’ Text
In This Chapter
Understanding blocks of text
Marking a block with the keyboard
Selecting text with the mouse
Using the F8 key to mark text
Copying and moving blocks of text
Pasting text in various ways
Writing is about blocks. From the moveable blocks used by the ancient Chinese for printing to the inevitable writer’s block. In Word, blocks refer to selected chunks of text in a document, which I believe you’ll find more useful than the other types of blocks.
Meet Mr. Block
“Hello, Mr. Block! How do you do?”
“Well! I’m a block of text. I have a beginning and an end. I can be any size, from a single character to the entire document.”
To create Mr. Block, you select text. You can use the keyboard. You can use the mouse. You can use both at ...