Objective 2. Edit Text

The Backspace and Delete keys on your keyboard are used to remove text from the screen one character at a time. Backspace removes a character to the left of the insertion point; Delete removes a character to the right of the insertion point. You can also insert characters in the middle of existing text, or overtype text to the right of the insertion point.


Activity 1.6. Editing Text with the Delete and Backspace Keys

1.

Using the vertical scroll bar, scroll as necessary to view the upper portion of your document. In the paragraph beginning Thank you, at the end of the first line, click to position your insertion point to the left of the v in the word very, and then press once.

The space between the words really and very is removed. Compare your screen with Figure 1.14.
 

Figure 1.14.

 

2.

With the insertion point between the two words, press six times.

The word really is removed. Be sure there is only one dotrecall that dots are the formatting marks that indicate spacesbetween are and very. You can see that when editing text, displaying formatting marks is useful.
 

3.

In the paragraph beginning I would, in the first line, locate the phrase for summarizing and then click to position the insertion point to the left of the word for.
 

   

4.

Press five times to remove the word also and the space between. Then, press four times.

The word for to the right of the insertion point is removed, along with the space following the word. Be sure only one dot (space) displays between and and summarizing, and then compare your screen with Figure 1.15.
 


Figure 1.15.

 

5.

On the Standard toolbar, click the Save button to save the changes that you have made to your document since your last save operation.
 

Activity 1.7. Inserting New Text and Overtyping Existing Text

When you place the insertion point in the middle of a word or sentence and start typing, the existing text moves to the right to make space for your new keystrokes. This is called insert mode and is the default setting in Word. Pressing the key once turns on overtype mode. In overtype mode, existing text is replaced as you type.

1.

In the paragraph beginning Thank you, in the first line, click to place the insertion point to the left of the letter r in the word retreat.
 

   

2.

Type planning and then press .
 


As you type, the existing text moves to the right to make space for your new keystrokes, and the overtype indicator (OVR) in the status bar is gray as shown in Figure 1.16.
 

Figure 1.16.

 

3.

In the last line of the document, click to place the insertion point to the left of Angie Nguyen.
 

4.

Press , and notice that in the status bar, the OVR indicator is black, indicating that overtype mode is active.

When you begin to type, the new text will replace the old text, rather than move it to the right.
 

5.

Type Gabriela Quinones

Notice that as you type, the characters replace the existing text.
 

6.

Press to turn off overtype mode. Alternatively, double-click the OVR indicator in the status bar. Save the changes you have made to your document.
 


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Objective 3 Select, Delete, and Format Text





Go! With Microsoft Office 2003 Brief
GO! with Microsoft Office 2003 Brief (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0131878646
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 448
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