Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 2.1
3. Click anywhere in the vertical scroll bar, below the scroll box. The document scrolls down
one full screen.
4. Drag the scroll box up until the first line of the inside address (“Nicholas Brower”) is
positioned at the top of the Document window.
5. Scroll down to show the last line of the letter.
Correcting Errors
If you notice a typing error as soon as you make it, you can press the Backspace key,
which deletes the characters and spaces to the left of the insertion point one at a time.
Backspacing erases both printing and nonprinting characters. After you erase the error,
you can type the correct character(s). You can also press the Delete key, which deletes
characters to the right of the insertion point one at a time.
In many cases, however, Word’s AutoCorrect feature will do the work for you. Among
other things, AutoCorrect automatically corrects common typing errors, such as typing
“adn” for “and.” For example, you might have noticed AutoCorrect at work if you forgot
to capitalize the first letter in a sentence as you typed the letter. AutoCorrect can automati-
cally correct this error as you type the rest of the sentence. You’ll learn more about using
AutoCorrect as you become a more experienced Word user. For now, just keep in mind
that AutoCorrect corrects certain spelling errors automatically. Depending on how your
computer is set up, some or all AutoCorrect features might be turned off. You’ll learn how
to turn AutoCorrect on in the following steps.
Whether or not AutoCorrect is turned on, you can always rely on Word’s Spelling and
Grammar checker . This feature continually checks your document against Word’s built-in
dictionary and a set of grammar rules. If you type a word that doesn’t match the correct
spelling in Word’s dictionary or if a word isn’t in the dictionary at all (as is the case with
Megan’s last name, Grahs), a wavy red line appears beneath the word. A wavy red line
also appears if you type duplicate words (such as “the the”). If you accidentally type an
extra space between words or make a grammatical error (such as typing “He walk to the
store.” instead of “He walks to the store.”), a wavy green line appears beneath the error.
The easiest way to see how these features work is to make some intentional typing errors.
To correct intentional typing errors:
1. Click to the left of the last paragraph mark to position the insertion point there (if it is not
already there), and then press the Enter key to create a double space after Megan’s last
name, which is in the signature line. Before you start typing, you’ll check to make sure
AutoCorrect is turned on.
2. Click Tools on the menu bar, and then click AutoCorrect Options . The AutoCorrect:
English (U.S.) dialog box opens.
3. Click the Capitalize first letter of sentences check box and the Replace text as you type
check box to insert checks if these options are not already checked, and then click OK . (It is
okay if other check boxes have checks.)
4. Carefully and slowly type the following sentence exactly as it is shown, including the spelling
errors and the extra space between the last two words: microsoft Word corects teh
commen typing misTakes you make . Press the Enter key when you are finished typing.
Notice that as you press the spacebar after the word “commen,” a wavy red line appears
beneath it, indicating that the word might be misspelled. Notice also that Word automati-
cally capitalized the word “Microsoft” because it’s the first word in the sentence. And,
when you pressed the spacebar after the words “corects,” “teh,” and “misTakes,” Word
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