Entering/deleting text

Place the insertion point where you want to enter the text.

Type without worrying about line breaks (when the insertion point reaches the end of a line, Word repositions it at the beginning of the next line).

At the end of a paragraph, press [Enter] to move the insertion point down to the next line.

When you enter the first characters of today’s date, a day of the week, a month or certain set expressions which Word recognises, a ScreenTip appears displaying the full expression. This is one case where Word’s AutoComplete feature (semi-automatic data entry) comes into play. Press [Enter] if you want to accept Word’s suggestion; otherwise continue typing.

To delete the previous character or the following character, press [Backspace] or [Del]. To delete all the characters between the insertion point and the preceding space, press [Ctrl][Backspace] or to delete all characters between the insertion point and the next space, press [Ctrl][Del]. To delete several words, select them and then press [Del].

Some characters create bullet or number lists as you enter text. If you enter an asterisk (*), a greater-than sign (>) or a hyphen (-) followed by the [Space] bar or the [Tab] key, the character becomes a bullet. Likewise, if you enter the number 1 followed by a full stop (.), a closing bracket or a greater-than sign (>) followed by the [Space] bar or the [Tab] key, a hanging indent is applied to the number. After entering text after the first bullet or number, press the [Enter] key to apply a bullet or number ...