Delete and Insert Text

Inserting text in Office 2000 and deleting text in Office 2000 are easy once you get to know how. Learn about it in this lesson.

Inserting text

The insertion point—also called a cursor—is the blinking line in your document that indicates where text will be inserted when you type. There are several ways to move an insertion point.

When you are in an Office file, your pointer changes from an arrow (Arrow cursor) into an I-beam(I beam cursor).

The I-beam shows where your mouse pointer is. The blinking insertion point shows where your next word will be once you start typing.

Once the pointer leaves the Word document to perform a Windows function, it changes back into an arrow.

Important pointNotice the line that indicates the end of your document. You cannot move your insertion point below this line.

Word window with insertion point and I beam