Text Editing in Documents
Typing and Editing Text
The processing of typing text in a document is called entering text. The processing of changing the existing document is called text editing . The word processor places a blinking insertion point at the top left corner of screen. It is known as cursor. The cursor indicates the location where the next character will place in the document. It moves forward on the screen as the user types. The cursor moves to the next line as it reaches the end of line.
Word processing allows the user to change some text without retyping the whole document. It is different from type writer where the user has to type the whole document again. there are many ways to edit an existing document. The following shortcut keys are using to move in the document easily :
Beginning of Line HOME
End of the line END
Top of the document CTRL+HOME
End of the document CTRL+END
Selection of Text of Graphics
Selection text is one of the most important action in ms word. Text should be selected before applying some actions on it such as copying, deleting or format. The selected text appears highlighted.
Do This Cursor To select
Click and drag across one character I A Character
Click and drag across several characters I Multiple characters
Double click a word I A word
click in the line and then drag
down to the beginning of the
next line. I part of line of text
Selecting Text With keyboard
SHIFT + Left arrow A character or multiple character
SHIFT+END To end of line
SHIFT+HOME To beginning of line
CTRL+SHIFT+HOME To top of document
CTRL+SHIFT+END To bottom of document
CTRL+A The whole document
Modes of Typing
There are two modes of typing text in a document:
Insert mode is use to insert text in the existing document. The existing character moves to the right side when the user types a character. It is the default mode of MS word.
The following procedure is use to write text in insert mode:
- Place the cursor where the text is to be type in insert mode.
- Press the insert key. The over type mode will activate. Th [OVR] option on status bar will highlight.
- Type any Text. The existing text will overwrite by new text.
Deleting text and Graphics
The following methods are used to delete text and graphics in a document:
- Use the Backspace and Delete keys on the keyboard to delete text. Backspace will delete text to the left of the cursor and Delete will erase text to the right.
- To delete more than a few characters select the text to be delete and press Backspace or Delete, or choose clear from Edit menu.
BACKSPACE Delete one character to the left
CTRL+BACKSPACE Delete one Word to the left
DELETE Delete one character to the Right
CTRL+DELETE Delete one Word to the Right
CTRL+X Cut selected text to the clipboard
CTRL+Z Undo the last Action