Insert and Delete Text

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

Backspace and Delete

You can use the Backspace and Delete keys to erase text or numbers in your Office XP files.

  • The Backspace key erases the text to the left of the insertion point one character at a time.
  • The Delete key (located below the insert key) erases the text to the right of the insertion point.

When text is highlighted, pressing any key will delete it. The Undo button is useful for correcting this common mistake. Learn more about selecting text and the Undo feature in unit 3.