Use Backspace/Delete and Undo/Repeat

Learn how to use the backspace and delete Word functions, as well as the undo and repeat Word functions, in this free lesson.

Backspace and Delete

Use the Backspace and Delete keys (on your keyboard) to erase text in your document.

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