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Chapter 6. How to open and use an Application

Chapter 6. How to open and use an Application

In this chapter

Open an application 62

Open a blank document 63

New vs. Open 63

I-beam 64

Insertion point 64

Delete (or Backspace) 66

Delete characters 66

One space after periods 67

Select (highlight) text 68

Replace highlighted text 69

Extra tips 69

Change fonts (typefaces) and type size 70

Alignment 71

Cut, Copy, and the Clipboard 72

Cut 73

Copy 74

Paste 75

Undo 77

Keyboard shortcuts 78

Delete or Clear and the Clipboard 78

Access special characters 79

Use real accent marks 79

Document windows 80

Also Try This 81

Remember 82

This chapter covers what you will do most often on your Mac: open an application and type a document. In the following chapter, you'll save the document, print it, close it, and quit the application.


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