Editing tools and modes in Microsoft office documents

This is so obvious that at least at every end of working on a document, we all have made a habit of cross checking our work then making necessary changes like grammatical errors. Unless you are a kind  of a usually slothful writer… this is What we refer to as editing. 

Also read: changing text from small to capital letters and vice versa

In short…..

What is editing?

Making necessary changes to an existing document.

Other than manual editing tools such as delete, overwrite and insert; Ms Word provide inbuilt tools such as: 

  1. Spelling and grammar checker.
  2. Thesaurus
  3. Find and replace 
  4. Undo and redo e.t.c

Each of the tools have discussed illustrating how you can use them though in different posts.

Typing modes.

This refers to how text can be inserted within a phrase, with or without replacing the current text. The two main typing modes are:

Also read: how to write text as a base form or raised form of the other

    • Type over/ overtype/ overwrite is a feature in ms office word that replaces the character positioned on the right side of the cursor as the user types.
    • Insert mode is a feature in word that allows the user to add a character in between a word or phrase without erasing the existing characters. It pushes the existing text to the right as you type.

    The two modes are alternayed by pressing the insert key on the keyboard. They varry depending with operating system however to activate the modes:

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    1. Click the Microsoft Office button and click Word Options.
    2. Select Advanced.
    3. Click the option to Use Insert key to control overtype mode.
    4. Click OK.
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