Lesson 2: Microsoft Word 2007 Basic Features
This lesson covers typing, using the Backspace key, using the Delete key, inserting text, bolding, underlining, and italicizing. To begin, open Microsoft Word.
1) Type, Backspace, and Delete
In Microsoft Word, you create documents by typing them. For example, if you want to create a report, you open Microsoft Word and then begin typing. You do not have to do anything when your text reaches the end of a line and you want to move to a new line—Microsoft Word automatically moves your text to a new line. If you want to start a new paragraph, press Enter. Microsoft word creates a blank line to indicate the start of a new paragraph. To capitalize, hold down the Shift key while typing the letter you want to capitalize. If you make a mistake, you can delete what you typed and then type your correction.
You can use the Backspace key to delete. Each time you press the Backspace key, Microsoft Word deletes the character that precedes the insertion point. The insertion point is the point at which your mouse pointer is located. You can also delete text by using the Delete key. First, you select the text you want to delete; then you press the Delete key.
Type and Backspace
1. Type the following sentence:
Joe has a very large house.
2. Delete the word "house." Using either the arrow keys or the mouse, place the cursor between the period and the "e" in "house."
3. Press the Backspace key until the word "house" is deleted.
4. Type boat. The sentence should now read:
"Joe has a very large boat."
Delete the word "very" from the sentence you just typed.
1. Select the word "very." You can place the cursor before the "v" in the word "very," press and hold down the Shift key, and then press the right arrow key until the word "very" is highlighted.
2. Press the Delete key. The sentence should now read:
"Joe has a large boat."
2) Insert... [continues]
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