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Part 3. Editing Documents > Overwriting and Deleting Text

Overwriting and Deleting Text

Select the text you want to overwrite.

Type the text that you want to replace the selected text.

Select the text you want to delete.

Press the Delete key on your keyboard to remove the text.

INTRODUCTION

Sometimes you will need to alter or delete text in a document. You can do this in many ways in Word. A couple of the easiest ways are to overwrite text and to delete it with the Delete command. Overwriting replaces the existing text with new text as you type; deleting completely removes the text from the document.


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Backspace and Delete

If you make a mistake when typing text, either press the Backspace key to delete characters to the left of the insertion point or press the Delete key to delete characters to the right of the insertion point.


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