Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 5: Typing Text in Word
Typing Text in Word
In This Chapter
▶ Moving the cursor with the mouse and keyboard
▶ Viewing a document
▶ Navigating through a document
▶ Checking spelling and grammar
▶ Typing unusual symbols
T he whole purpose of Microsoft Word is to let you type in text and make
it look pretty so you can print or send it for other people to read. So the
first step in using Microsoft Word is finding how to enter text in a Word file,
called a document.
In every document, Word displays a blinking cursor that points to where
your text will appear if you type anything. To move the cursor, you can use
the keyboard or the mouse.
Moving the Cursor with the Mouse
When you move the mouse, Word turns the mouse pointer into an I-beam
pointer. If you move the mouse over an area where you cannot type any text,
the mouse pointer turns back into the traditional arrow, pointing up to the left.
To move the cursor with the mouse, just point and click the left mouse
button once. The blinking cursor appears where you clicked the mouse.
If you have a blank page or a blank area at the end of your document, you can
move the cursor anywhere within this blank area by following these steps: