Using the Insertion Point
The insertion point—also called a cursor—is the blinking line in your document that indicates where text is inserted when you type. There are several ways to move an insertion point.
The I-beam shows where your mouse pointer is. The blinking insertion point shows where your next word will be once you start typing.
When you are in a Word document, your pointer changes from an arrow () to an I-beam ().
Once the pointer leaves the Word document to perform a Windows function, it changes back into an arrow ( ).
Notice the line that indicates the end of your document. You cannot move your insertion point below this line.