Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Correcting Errors and Revising a Document
Deleting Text from a Document
It is not unusual to type incorrect characters or words in a document. As discussed
earlier in this chapter, you can click the Undo button on the Quick Access Toolbar to
undo a command or action immediately — this includes typing. Word also provides other
methods of correcting typing errors.
To delete an incorrect character in a document, simply click next to the incorrect
character and then press the backspace key to erase to the left of the insertion point, or
press the delete key to erase to the right of the insertion point.
To Delete Text
To delete a word or phrase, you i rst must select the word or phrase. The following steps select the word, very,
that was just added in the previous steps and then delete the selection.
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somewhere in the word to be
selected (in this case, very) and
then double-click to select the word
(Figure 1– 65).
Position the mouse pointer
text to be
deleted is
selected
Figure 1–65
mouse pointer
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With the text selected, press the
DELETE key to delete the selected text (shown in Figure 1– 63).
To Move Text
While proofreading the l yer, you realize that the body copy would read better if the i rst two bulleted
paragraphs were reversed. An efi cient way to move text a short distance, such as reversing two paragraphs, is
drag-and-drop editing. With drag-and-drop editing , you select the text to be moved and then drag the selected
item to the new location and then drop , or insert, it there. Another technique for moving text is the cut-and-paste
technique, which is discussed in the next chapter. The following steps use drag-and-drop editing to move text.
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paragraph to be moved (in this case,
the second bulleted item) and then
triple-click to select the paragraph.
Position the mouse pointer in the
text to be moved
is selected
With the mouse pointer in the
selected text, press and hold down
the mouse button, which displays a
dotted insertion point and a small
dotted box with the mouse pointer
(Figure 1– 66).
mouse pointer has
small box below it
when you begin to
drag selected text
Figure 1–66
 
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