Introduction to Microsoft Word Editing Tools
The Microsoft word editing tools are defined as the editing toolbar, in which the content can be added or edited by using the toolbar, and it allows to access the toolbar that adds the functionality of it in their content, it provides access to the commonly used functionalities in word processing application and powerful documentation software, where making changes like editing, formatting, inserting or deleting text, copying or moving text, replacing text, resizing the window, linking with other web pages, creating a new document, etc, operations can performed and by moving the mouse over icons it will show a description about its functionality.
Tools for Microsoft Word Editing
Microsoft word provides commonly used functionalities that are given below:
1. Format text
The Formatted text has commands to perform formatting tasks which are found on the home tab in the font group. When we want to format the text then first we have to select the text which we want to format, if want to format a single word then double click on it, we can also select a line of text, and then select an option to change the font, font size and we can make the text bold or italic or underline. In formatting text, head style, can make words bold text or italic text, also can underline the text, highlight the text, can make an unordered list and ordered list, we can change alignment as left or right or at the center.
2. Insert hyperlink(link)
The hyperlink in a document has a different color than other texts and it is underlined. A hyperlink in a document helps the reader to jump from one place in the document to a different file or website or go to the new emails.
We can add or delete hyperlinks in the word document. If we want to add a link in the document, first we have to select text or image which want to link, then right-click on the selected text or image choose the ‘Hyperlink’ option, link or hyperlink is depend on the version, after that, we have to select the type of destination which we want to link, it has some information that has to fill correctly, choose an option ‘Existing file or Web page’, go to the ‘Address’ text box then enter URL, then choose ‘Place in this document and select a location within the document, so now click on ‘Create new document’ go to the text box ‘Name of the document’ and enter the name, there is an edit section in which we can choose whether we want to edit the document now or later.
Then choose ‘Email address’ and click on the text box of ‘Email address’ then we can enter the email address to which the reader can send an email. There is also a ‘Type of subject’ option we can subject type and then click on ‘Ok’. The text now shows up as a hyperlink in the document.
3. Edit and Remove links
For editing the link first select the link which we want to edit and then select the Insert/edit link option, update the web address and then click on the ‘Create link’. We can remove or delete the existing hyperlink, for deleting the hyperlink right-click on it and click on the ‘Remove hyperlink’.
4. Copy and paste from word
The copy and paste function from the word we can use to remove the hidden Microsoft characters which may affect how our document will appear. To select and copy the word content, click on the ‘Paste’ special function button, select or tick on the bullet ‘Paste from Microsoft word’ then paste our word text in the text box and then click on ‘Complete paste’.
5. Add a table
A table is a combination of rows and columns and the intersection of rows and columns is called a cell. To create or insert a table in the document click on the ‘Insert’ tab which is on the ribbon then click on ‘Table’, the insert table window will be opened, we have to select the size of the table in columns and rows, and then click on ‘Ok’. When the table is created the ‘Tab’ key can be used to move from one cell to the other, by pressing the tab key new row is created, if we want to move one cell back in the table then we can ‘Shift+Tab’ keys, the arrow keys allow we to go up, down, left, right.
6. Edit a table
Microsoft word editing tools allow us to edit a table, if we want to edit a table then first we have to select a cell in which we want to edit then click on the table icon it will give some options out of them select ‘Edit table’ so that we can change the general setting of the table. While editing if we want to add a new row then click on the insert below or insert above, for adding the column click on the insert left or insert the right column button. We can also delete columns or rows from the table.
7. Html editor
We can also edit our text by using Html editor, this function is also provided by Microsoft word editing tools. To get the Html view and to edit text, click on the ‘File’ tab then click on ‘Open’, then we can browse the web page file, double click on the file name, our web file opens as a plain text file which has Html code.
8. Resize the edit window
We can also resize the edit window, it has resized button. By clicking on the resize button we will get the full-screen view of the edit window, to return its normal view, click on the same button.
In this article, we conclude that Microsoft Word is a powerful word processing application that has wonderful tools to get reader’s attention, also it has various features where we can do formatting, editing, searching, insertion of images as per the user’s requirement, which keeps track of our various commands that we use to create the document.
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