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Lesson 10. Using WordPad > Inserting and Deleting Text

Inserting and Deleting Text

To insert text within existing text, simply place the insertion point in the appropriate location (using the mouse or the keyboard) and begin typing. The existing characters move to the right to make room for the new text as you type. When characters move to the right as you type, you are in Insert mode, which is the default mode of WordPad. If you press the Insert key, insert will toggle off, putting you in Overwrite mode. In Overwrite mode, new text that you type will replace old text a character at a time.

To delete a single character to the left of the insertion point, press the Backspace key. To delete the character to the right of the insertion point, press the Delete key. To delete larger amounts of text, select the text and press the Delete key (see the next section to find out how to select text).


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