2. Typing and Editing Text

As you might guess, typing and editing text figure heavily into Microsoft Word’s feature set. In fact, a lot of people use Word for nothing more than that. In this chapter, you find out how to enter and edit text, as well as how to insert special characters; move around in a document; select text and other objects; find and replace text; edit text with Cut, Copy, and Paste commands; and evaluate the readability of your writing.

Text Entry and Editing Basics

A blank document starts out with a flashing insertion point that looks like a small vertical bar. In addition, if you’re working in Draft or Outline view, a horizontal bar (not flashing) appears as an end-of-file marker. The end-of-file marker moves down on the ...

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