How to Delete Text


Delete Text

There are 2 ways to delete text from your document:

1. By using your Backspace key on your keyboard

Click to the right of the text you want to delete

Press the Backspace key on your computer keyboard

Word will delete the character to the left of your insertion point

If you hold down to Backspace key Word would continue to delete the characters to the left of your insertion point until you release the Backspace key.

If you hold down the Ctrl key and the Backspace key, Microsoft Word would delete the entire word to the left of your insertion point.

 

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2. By using the ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard

Place the insertion point to the left of the word or words you want to delete

Next, press the delete key on your keyboard

Word will delete the character to the right of the insertion point.

If you hold down the Delete key on your computer keyboard you would continually delete the characters to the right of your insertion point until you release the Delete key.

To delete on word at a time, Press the Ctrl key and the Delete key – Microsoft Word would delete the entire word to the right of your insertion point.  

 

If you want: To delete an entire area of text at one time, just select the entire text you want to delete (as seen in the diagram below) then press either the Backspace key or Delete key on your computer keyboard.

 

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Lesson 20: How to Select Text

 

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