Format a paragraph by placing the cursor within the paragraph
and selecting Format|Paragraph from the menu bar.
Moving (Cutting) Text
Highlight the text that will be moved and select Edit|Cut
from the menu bar, click the Cut button on the standard tool
bar, or press CTRL+X at once. This will move the text to
To move a small amount of text a short distance, the drag-and-drop
method may be quicker. Highlight the text you want to move, click
the selection with the mouse, drag the selection to the new location,
and release the mouse button.
To copy text, choose Edit|Copy, click the Copy button
on the standard toolbar, or press CTRL+C to copy the text
to the clipboard.
To paste cut or copied text, move the cursor to the location you
want to move the text to and select Edit|Paste from the menu
bar, click the Paste button on the standard toolbar, or press
The last 12 elements that were cut or copied are placed onto Word's
clipboard. You can view the elements on the clipboard by selecting
View|Toolbars|Clipboard from the menu bar.
Place the mouse arrow over each element in the clipboard to view
the contents of each item and click on an element to add its contents
to the document. Click Paste All to add all of the items
to the document at once. Click the Clear Clipboard button
(the icon with an "X" over the clipboard image) to clear
the contents of the clipboard.
To quickly place text in a column format, click the Columns
button on the standard toolbar and select the number of columns
by dragging the mouse over the diagram.
For more column options, select Format|Columns from the
menu bar. The Columns dialog box allows you to choose the
properties of the columns. Select the number and width of the columns
from the dialog box.
A drop cap is a large letter that begins a paragraph and drops
through several lines of text as shown below.
Add a drop cap to a paragraph by following these steps:
- Place the cursor within the paragraph whose first letter will
- Select Format|Drop Cap from the menu bar.
- The Drop Cap dialog box allows you to select the position
of the drop cap, the font, the number of lines to drop, and the
distance from the body text.
- Click OK when all selections have been made.
- To modify a drop cap, select Format|Drop Cap again to
change the attributes, or click on the letter and use the handles
to move and resize the letter.
Working With Text
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