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Flashcard #12: Using directional keys to move the insertion point; highlighting text

Picture of Susie Tutor Susie Tutor says:
"You don't always have to use the mouse to move the cursor! Sometimes you can use the directional keys on your keyboard."

Picture of keyboard
When you're inserting text and need to move the cursor, you can often use the directional keys to move the cursor instead of using the mouse. Here's how:

One character to the left, press the Left Arrow
One character to the right press the Right Arrow
Up one line press the Up Arrow
Down one line press the Down Arrow

Picture of highlighted text
Highlighting means to select text or pictures for moving, editing, or deletion. The darkened text above is highlighted.

To Select Text: start at the beginning or the end of the text that you want to select. Hold down the left mouse button & drag it over the text. You can also select text by double clicking on a word. If you triple click anywhere in a paragraph, you will select the entire paragraph.

To Highlight a picture or graphic: click the mouse on the graphic. Tiny squares will appear around the picture.

To unselect something: simply left click on an empty spot in the window or document.
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