Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Even more bizarre: You can actually select multiple, separate chunks of text in your document. To
do so, select the first chunk, and then, holding down the Ctrl key, drag the mouse over additional
text. As long as the Ctrl key is held down, you can drag the mouse to select multiple chunks of text
in different locations. The various selected chunks work as a block, which can cut, copy, or delete or
to which you can apply formatting.
A feature introduced in Word 2002, and one that I don’t believe anyone ever uses, is click-and-type.
In a blank document, you can use it to click the mouse anywhere on the page and type information
at that spot. Bam!
I fail to see any value in click-and-type, especially when it’s easier just to learn basic formatting. But
click-and-type may bother you when you see any of its specialized mouse pointers displayed; thus:
That’s click-and-type in action, with the mouse pointer trying to indicate the paragraph format to be
applied when you click the mouse.
The best news about click-and-type is that you can disable it:
1. Click the File tab menu.
2. On the File screen, choose Options.
The Word Options dialog box appears.
3. Choose Advanced from the left side of the Word Options dialog box.
4. Remove the check mark by Enable Click and Type.
This setting is found in the Editing Options area.
5. Click the OK button.
You have now rid yourself of this nuisance.
Word and the Internet
Microsoft went kind of kooky in the 1990s when Bill Gates suddenly realized that his company was
behind the curve on the Internet. In response, many Microsoft programs, including Word, suddenly
started to bud various Internet features, whether the features were relevant to the software’s original
intent or not. For example, Word has — even to this day — the ability to create web pages or post to
a blog.
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