Project 2: AutoTools
Delete Text

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101
Did you want: Working with Words: Word 2007,2010,2013,2016 or españolIcon: Change web

If you delete text with the Delete key, it is removed from the document and is not stored on the Clipboard. What you deleted is gone for good, unless you use Undo before the delete action has been moved off the Undo list.

If you cut the text, it is moved to the Clipboard and can be pasted in a different spot or even to a different document.

Both deleting and cutting are tracked by the Undo/Redo feature.

Where you are:
JegsWorks > Lessons > Word97-2003

Before you start...

Project 1: Word BasicsTo subtopics

Project 2: Auto Tools
    Make Changes To subtopics
    icon-footprintAdd Text
    icon-footprintDelete Text
    icon-footprintModify Text
    icon-footprintMove Text
    AutoformatTo subtopics
    Margins & BreaksTo subtopics
    Wizards/TemplatesTo subtopics
    ExercisesTo subtopics

Project 3: BrochureTo subtopics

Project 4: ReportTo subtopics


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Step-by-Step: Delete Text

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What you will learn:

to select a paragraph
to select a word
to select a phrase
to delete a selection
to restore a deletion with Undo

Start with: , Class disk, trip planner.doc

Select & Delete: a paragraph

  1. Select the paragraph starting with  Your trip to Tahiti  by double-clicking in the selection area to the left of the paragraph.
  2. Delete the selection by pressing the DELETE key. Simple!

    WarningMaterial deleted this way cannot be pasted anywhere. Without an Undo feature, it would be gone for good!

Undo and Redo: Keyboard shortcuts

  1. Keyboard tip Undo  the deletion with the key combo CTRL + Z. This key combo will Undo the actions on the Undo list. 
  2. Keyboard tip Redo  the deletion with the key combo CTRL + Y.
  3. Get that paragraph back with Undo again!

Select & Delete: a word

  1. In line 1 select the word  World  by double-clicking it.
  2. Delete it by pressing the DELETE key.
  3. Undo your deletion.

Select & Cut: a phrase

  1. In line 3 move the cursor to the left of the hyphen.
  2. Text- selection: hyphen and TahitiHold down the SHIFT key and use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the right of  Tahiti . The characters  - Tahiti  should be selected.
  3. Keyboard tip Cut the selection with the key combo CTRL + X.
  4. Paste what you just cut onto the blank line 4.
  5. Undo your paste and cut actions by clicking Button - Undo the Undo button twice.

Your document should now be back just like it was before you started these directions.