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Entering Text

If you've previously used a word-processing program, you're already familiar with the basics of entering text. On the other hand, if you're new to word processing, you'll need to know the following information.

To enter text:

  1. Create a new document or open an existing document.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • New document. The text insertion mark is automatically positioned at the top of the first document page (Figure 4.21).
      Figure 4.21

      Figure 4.21 In a new or opened document, the text insertion mark is set at the beginning of the document.

    • Existing document. The text insertion mark is set at the beginning of the document. Scroll to the page where you want to begin entering new text, such as the end of the last page. Click to set the text insertion mark.
  3. Type your text.

    Entered text appears at the text insertion mark. In a new document, the text is formatted with the default font and the paragraphs are left-aligned.

  4. As you type, text automatically wraps as needed to fit within the current paragraph's margins. When you want to begin a new paragraph, press enter.jpg.
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