Microsoft Word is a powerful word processing program released by Microsoft as a part of the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Microsoft Word allows you to create any kind of documents and format texts, any way you like. The variety of editing tools in Word save a lot of time and is a handy tool in this fast-paced World. If you are a novice to Microsoft Word, then here are some Microsoft support guidelines to help you with editing documents in Word.
Instructions to edit Documents in Microsoft Word
- First of all, open the Microsoft Word document on which you want to do the editing.
- If you are unsure about the changes you will be making or the things that you are going to try, save an extra copy of the document under the name, “DocumentName-edit” so that you won’t lose your original document.
- Now start editing the new version. And if you are satisfied with the changes that you make, rename the document afterwards.
- To delete single letters one at a time, place your cursor to the right of the letters that are to be erased and then press the “Backspace” key from keyboard. Or you can also place the cursor to the left of the word and press “Delete”. Until all the letters are gone, you may press the key.
- For erasing entire words, sentences, paragraphs, or pages, either drag the mouse to highlight the text or hold down the shift key and use the arrows for highlighting the text that you want to delete and then press “Backspace” or “Delete” to erase the text.
- Add text by placing the cursor where you want to add and then start typing. Press the “Insert” key on your keyboard to erase the old words as you type the new.
- To rearrange sentences and paragraphs, highlight the text you want to move and then select “Cut” from the “Edit” menu. Pressing “CTRL” + “X“ to cut and keep the cursor where you want to place the text and press “CTRL” + “V” to paste it there.
- If you want to undo any recent change before saving (that you made accidently), press “CTRL” + “Z”.
So that’s how the Microsoft support team familiarizes you with editing in Word.