Insert and Delete Text

Inserting text in Office 2003 and deleting text in Office 2003 are easy once you get to know how. Learn about it in this lesson.

Moving the insertion point

To move the insertion point:

  • Use your mouse to move your insertion point anywhere within the file. Move your mouse until the I-beam or cross is where you want your insertion point, then click. Don't forget, you can scroll through a long file and click.
  • Use your keyboard's arrow keys to move your insertion point up, down, left, or right. These movements will move your insertion point one space or line at a time. This method is especially useful if you only need to move a few spaces or lines back in a file to make a correction.
  • Hold the Control key (Ctrl) and press the up or down arrow keys to jump up or down a paragraph at a time.
  • Press the Page Down key to jump down the document one page at a time.