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Microsoft by Faithe Wempen

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2. Typing and Editing Text

Text Entry and Editing Basics

A blank document starts out with a flashing insertion point, which looks like a small vertical bar. In addition, if you’re working in Draft or Outline view, a horizontal bar (not flashing) appears as an end-of-file marker (see Figure 2.1). Initially the two markers are together because there’s nothing in the file, but the end-of-file marker moves further down on the page as you add more text to your document.

Figure 2.1 The insertion point is a flashing vertical line; the end-of-file marker (appearing only in Draft or Outline view) is a horizontal, nonflashing line.

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