Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
If clicking thrice befuddles you, move the mouse pointer into the left margin, next to the
offending paragraph. When the mouse pointer changes to a northeasterly pointing arrow,
click twice to select the entire paragraph.
Delete a page
A page of text is just that — all the text from where the page starts to where the page ends. It’s a
physical thing.
Pages are a formatting issue, not something Word deals directly with regard to editing. Even so, to
delete a page, mind these steps:
1. Press Ctrl+G to summon the Go To tab in the Find and Replace dialog box.
See Chapter 3 for more information on the Go To command.
2. Choose Page from the Go to What list.
3. Type the number of the page you want to delete.
4. Click the Go To button and then click the Close button.
The insertion pointer is positioned at the top of the page you chose in Step 3.
5. Press the F8 key.
The F8 key is used to enter a special selection mode in Word, which I cover in detail in Chapter 6 .
6. Press Ctrl+PgDn (the Page Down key).
The entire page is now selected.
7. Press the Delete key.
The page is gone.
Refer to Chapter 9 for special information on deleting that annoying extra, blank page at the end of
your document.
Delete an odd-size chunk of text
Word lets you delete any old odd-size chunk of text anywhere in your document. The key is to mark
that text as a block. After the block is marked, you can press the Delete key to zap it to Kingdom
Come. Refer to Chapter 6 for more information on blocks of text.
Split and Join Paragraphs
For some people, a paragraph in a word processor is a strange thing. It’s basically a chunk of text.
Like most things that come in chunks — cheese, meat, large men named Floyd — it’s often
necessary to split or combine them. Well, maybe not for Floyd.
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