Word 2010 Text Basics

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Word 2010

Text Basics 

Introduction

Lesson 2 
It is important to know how to perform basic tasks with text when working in a word processing application. In this lesson you will learn the basics of working with text including how to insertdeleteselectcopycutpaste, and drag and drop text.



Working with Text

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To Insert Text:

  1. Move your mouse to the location you wish text to appear in the document.
  2. Click the mouse. The insertion point appears.
    The insertion pointThe insertion point
  3. Type the text you wish to appear.

To Delete Text:

  1. Place the insertion point next to the text you wish to delete.
  2. Press the Backspace key on your keyboard to delete text to the left of the insertion point.
  3. Press the Delete key on your keyboard to delete text to the right of the insertion point.

To Select Text:

  1. Place the insertion point next to the text you wish to select.
  2. Click the mouse, and while holding it down, drag your mouse over the text to select it.
  3. Release the mouse button. You have selected the text. A highlighted box will appear over the selected text.
    Selecting textSelecting text
When you select text or images in Word, a hover toolbar with formatting options appears. This makes formatting commands easily accessible, which may save you time. If the toolbar does not appear at first, try moving the mouse over the selection.
The hover toolbarHover toolbar with formatting options

To Copy and Paste Text:

  1. Select the text you wish to copy.
  2. Click the Copy command on the Home tab. You can also right-click your document and select Copy.
    The copy commandThe Copy command
  3. Place your insertion point where you wish the text to appear.
  4. Click the Paste command on the Home tab. The text will appear.

To Cut and Paste Text:

  1. Select the text you wish to copy.
  2. Click the Cut command on the Home tab. You can also right-click your document and select Cut.
    The cut commandThe Cut command
  3. Place your insertion point where you wish the text to appear.
  4. Click the Paste command on the Home tab. The text will appear.
You can also cut, copy, and paste by right-clicking your document and choosing the desired action from the drop-down menu. When you use this method to paste, you can choose from three options that determine how the text will be formatted: Keep Source FormattingMerge Formatting and Keep Text Only. You can hover the mouse over each icon to see what it will look like before you click on it.
Paste optionsPaste Options

To Drag and Drop Text:

  1. Select the text you wish to copy.
  2. Click and drag the text to the location you wish it to appear. The cursor will have a rectangle under it to indicate that you are moving text.
    Dragging and dropping textDragging and dropping text
  3. Release the mouse button and the text will appear.
If text does not appear in the exact location you wish, you can click the Enter key on your keyboard to move the text to a new line.

Find and Replace

When you're working with longer documents, it can be difficult and time consuming to locate a specific word or phrase. Word can automatically search your document using the Find feature, and it even allows you to change words or phrases using Replace.

To Find Text:

  1. From the Home tab, click the Find command. The Navigation pane will appear on the left side of the screen.
    The Find commandClicking the Find command
  2. Type the text you wish to find in the field at the top of the Navigation pane.
  3. If the text is found in the document, it will be highlighted in yellow, and a preview will appear in the Navigation pane.
  4. If the text appears more than once, you can click the arrows on the Navigation pane to step through the results. You can also click the result previews on the Navigation pane to jump to the location of a result in your document.
    The Navigation paneThe Navigation pane
  5. When you close the Navigation pane, the highlighting will disappear.

To Replace Text:

  1. From the Home tab, click the Replace command. The Find and Replace dialog box will appear.
    Clicking the Replace commandClicking the Replace command
  2. Type the text you wish to find in the Find what field.
  3. Type the text you wish to replace it with in the Replace with field.
  4. Click Find Next and then Replace to replace text. You can also click Replace All to replace all instances within the document.
    The Find and Replace dialog boxThe Find and Replace dialog box

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