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INTRODUCTORY MICROSOFT WORD Lesson 2 – Basic Editing. Objectives. Select text. Delete and type over text. Undo and redo recent actions. Cut, copy, and paste text. Use drag and drop to move or copy text. Clipboard Copy Cut Drag and drop Overtype mode Paste Selecting.

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Introductory microsoft word lesson 2 basic editing

INTRODUCTORY MICROSOFT WORDLesson 2 – Basic Editing


Objectives
Objectives

  • Select text.

  • Delete and type over text.

  • Undo and redo recent actions.

  • Cut, copy, and paste text.

  • Use drag and drop to move or copy text.


Terms used in this lesson

Clipboard

Copy

Cut

Drag and drop

Overtype mode

Paste

Selecting

Terms Used in This Lesson


Selecting text

See Table 2-1 in student book,

Selecting blocks of text

Selecting Text

  • Selecting - highlighting a block of text.

  • Select text by holding down the left button of the mouse and dragging the pointer to the end of the text you want to select.


Delete and overtype text
Delete and Overtype Text

  • Backspace key - deletes characters to the left of the insertion point.

  • Delete key – deletes characters to the right of the insertion point.

  • Overtype – replaces or types over existing text.


Using undo and redo
Using Undo and Redo

  • Undo –reverses recent actions. Click the Undo button on the Standard toolbar or choose the Undo command from the Edit menu.

  • Redo –reverses an Undo action. Click the Redo button on the Standard toolbar or choose the Redo command from the Edit menu.


Clipboard

See Figure 2-3 in student book,

Office Clipboard in the task pane

Clipboard

  • Clipboard - a temporary storage place in the computer’s memory. The Clipboard is displayed in the task pane.


Cutting text
Cutting Text

  • Cut – removes selected text from the document and places it on the Clipboard.

  • Choose Cut from the Edit menu or the Cut button on the Standard toolbar.


Pasting text
Pasting Text

  • Paste – text is copied from the Clipboard to the location of the insertion point in the document.

  • Choose Paste from the Edit menu or the Paste button on the Standard toolbar.


Copying text
Copying Text

  • Copy – a copy of the selected text is placed on the Clipboard while the original text remains in the document.

  • Choose Copy from the Edit menu or the Copy button on the Standard toolbar.


Using drag and drop to move or copy text
Using Drag and Drop to Move or Copy Text

  • Drag and drop – quick method to move text a short distance in the text.

  • Move text – place mouse pointer on selected text. Click and hold down mouse button. Drag text and release button where you want the text to appear.

  • Copy text – same steps as moving text but hold down Ctrl while dragging.


Summary
Summary

  • You can speed operations by selecting blocks of text.

  • Delete text using Backspace and Delete.

  • Replace text using Overtype mode.

  • Undo recent actions using the Undo command.

  • Use Redo to reverse an Undo action.


Summary1
Summary

  • Send text to the Clipboard by using the Cut or Copy command. Retrieve text by using the Paste command.

  • Use drag and drop to move or copy text a short distance.


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