To start building a document, begin by entering your text. Word is set up so you can start typing right away in a fresh, new document file. A blinking cursor marks your current location in a document. You can click anywhere in a document and start typing from that point onward. As you type, the cursor marks your spot on the page. In this chapter, you’ll learn the basics for adding text, including how to insert special symbols, select text, move and copy text, and use pre-built text elements.