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Chapter 19. Word Processing > Editing Documents

Editing Documents

For administrative assistants, one of the best timesaving features of word processors is the ability to make changes very easily, without retyping the entire document. Many administrative assistants start a document by typing without regard to format or the look of the finished document. They then come back, make revisions, and change the format. By coming back to spell-check, proof, and make corrections, they can remove most typos and sentence structure problems prior to printing out a copy of the document on paper.

Type-Over and Inserting

For some word processors, a user must first select the proper editing mode in order to make revisions. This is done by typing a special function key, such as the INSERT key, or a key combination. One editing function is the type-over mode that allows a user to type over mistakes. New characters appear on the screen in place of existing characters. If new characters or words must be inserted instead, an insert mode is available. When the insert mode is activated by pressing the INSERT key, new characters appear when typed, and all characters and words to the right of the cursor move to the right to make room.


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