Editing Documents in Word 2013 for Windows

Word 2013 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Word 2013 provides a substantial number of methods and tools for editing documents. Discover how to work with text, use spelling and grammar tools, AutoCorrect and AutoText, and adjust the properties of documents.


  • Inserting text
    Inserting text more efficiently
    Inserting special characters
    Manually selecting your text
    Automatically selecting your text
    Moving text
    Undoing & redoing your actions
  • Using the spell check function
    Adjusting the autocorrect options
    Copying, cutting & pasting
    Using the paste special tool
    Inserting a text box
    Adding to your document properties
    Using the autotext function


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    The mouse cursor tells you where you are going to insert new text or edit the characters that have already been added to your Word 2013 document. It is therefore important to know how to move your cursor and insert text using your keyboard and mouse. FREE ACCESS
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    Word 2013 features a variety of different ways of inserting text more quickly. You can use the overwrite mode to replace existing text passages, activate the Click & Type mode to insert text anywhere in your document, and even ask Word 2013 to offer word suggestions when you are typing. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Inserting special characters in Word 2013 for Windows
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    If you want to insert a character that cannot be found on your keyboard, you will have to open the special characters menu. Word 2013 includes a wide variety of different characters and symbols that can be inserted: you can even specify the font that you are using and sort them according to category. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Manually selecting your text in Word 2013 for Windows
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    In order to format and modify any text in your Word 2013 document, you are going to need to know how to select it. You can create manual text selections using both your mouse and your keyboard. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Automatically selecting your text in Word 2013 for Windows
    4m 42s
    If you want to save time, you can Word 2013's automatic selection tools to quickly select specific sections of text. You can, for example, select words, sentences, and even paragraphs simply by clicking a set number of times. There is also a keyboard shortcut that can select all the text in your document. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Moving text in Word 2013 for Windows
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    If you want to quickly reorganize your document, you can use your mouse to drag and drop text elements to different places within your Word 2013 document. You can move single characters, words, sentences or entire paragraphs. You can also use the keyboard to make more precise adjustments. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Undoing & redoing your actions in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 43s
    If you make a change to your document that you don't want to keep, then you will find the undo function very useful. Word 2013 stores a record of your recent actions, meaning that you can cancel and redo anything that you have done since creating or opening your document. It is also possible to save different versions of your document, which can be used as backups should you wish to make any major changes to the content. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using the Spell Check function in Word 2013 for Windows
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    If you are unsure of the spelling of a particular word, you can use Word 2013's spelling and grammar tools. Words that the application is unable to find in its dictionary are automatically underlined. As well as selecting from a helpful list of suggestions, you can also improve the dictionary by adding your own words. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Adjusting the AutoCorrect options in Word 2013 for Windows
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    Some typing and spelling errors - such as missing or multiple capital letters - are automatically corrected by Word 2013. You can also adjust exactly which mistakes are automatically corrected, and which are left alone. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Copying, cutting & pasting in Word 2013 for Windows
    6m 35s
    The copy, cut and paste functions are often used in office documents and can save you a lot of time when in comes to reorganizing or editing your text. Word 2013 is no different, and these functions are very useful if you want to move text elements from one place to another. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Using the paste special tool in Word 2013 for Windows
    6m 47s
    When you copy or cut items within your document, that data is stored in the clipboard. The clipboard not only stores the information that you have selected, but also the formatting that has been applied. In Word 2013, there are a number of different options that can be applied to adjust how your data is pasted back into your document. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Inserting a text box in Word 2013 for Windows
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    Text boxes are text zones that can be used to create distinct sections for paragraphs and titles within your Word 2013 document. These boxes can be edited, formatted and arranged as separate objects, and are highly customizable. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Adding to your document properties in Word 2013 for Windows
    6m 10s
    Data fields can be used to insert information automatically into your Word 2013 document. You can, for example, insert your document's word count, author details, and even filename and file size. You can also adjust how these data fields appear in your document. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Using the AutoText function in Word 2013 for Windows
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    AutoText items can help you to save time when inserting text elements into your document, particularly if you use the same expressions frequently. In Word 2013, you can create your own automatic insertions which can be quickly inserted simply by typing in the specified character code. FREE ACCESS


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