Text Basics

Use Microsoft Word 2007 to add text, delete text, and move text in your documents, as well as cut text, copy text, and paste text.


Word 2007It's important to know how to perform basic tasks with text when working in a word processing application. In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of working with text, including how to insert, delete, select, copy, paste, and drag and drop text.

Working with text

To insert text:

To delete text:

To select text:

When you select text or images in Word, a hover toolbar with formatting options appears. This makes formatting commands easily accessible, which can save you time.

To copy and paste text:

Copy and Paste

To drag and drop text:

Drag and Drop

If text does not appear in the exact location you want, you can click the Enter key on your keyboard to move the text to a new line.


Use the cover letter or any other Word document you choose to complete this challenge.