Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 2: Selecting and Editing Data
Selecting and Editing Data
In This Chapter
▶ Selecting data
▶ Using the pop-up toolbar
▶ Copying, cutting, and pasting
▶ Copying and cutting with the mouse
▶ Sharing data within Office 2010
Although you create a file only once, you can edit it many times. Editing
can add, rearrange, or delete data, such as text, numbers, or pictures.
All Office 2010 programs work in similar ways to edit data, so whether you
use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access, you’ll know the right commands to
edit data no matter which program you may be using.
Whenever you edit a file, save your file periodically by clicking the Save icon
in the Quick Access toolbar, pressing Ctrl+S, or clicking the File tab and
choosing Save. That way if your computer crashes or the power goes out, you won’t
lose all the editing changes you made.
Adding Data by Pointing
When you enter data into a file, your data appears wherever the cursor
appears on the screen. The cursor appears as a blinking vertical bar, which
basically says, “Anything you type now will appear right here!”
Because the cursor won’t always magically appear exactly where you want
to type data, you must move the cursor by using either the mouse or the
keyboard. To move the cursor by using the mouse, follow these steps:
1. Move the mouse pointer where you want to move the cursor.
2. Click the left mouse button.
The cursor appears where you click the mouse pointer.