Using the Insertion Point

Learn how to use the Word 2000 insertion point feature in this free lesson.

Moving the insertion point

To move the insertion point:

  • Use your mouse to move your insertion point anywhere within the document. Move your mouse until the I-beam is where you want your insertion point to be and click.

    OR
  • Use your arrow keys to move your insertion point up, down, left, or right. These movements 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 document to make a correction.

    OR
  • Hold the Control key and press the up or down arrow keys to jump up or down a paragraph at a time.

    OR
  • Press Page Down (PgDn) to jump down the document one window at a time.