TECH TIP: Click and Type
Did you know that you can double-click your mouse anywhere in a blank document and place the cursor (sometimes called the “I-Beam”) at that spot and then begin typing.
Say you want to make a title page for a report and you want the title spaced down the page around 3 inches and you want it centered. So, here’s what you do. (Note: Be sure your ruler is showing at the top and along the left side. If it isn’t, click on the View menu and click on Ruler)
That’s it – you can “Click and Type” anywhere in your document. Pretty cool!
OK – try this one – position the cursor on the left margin at the 4 inch mark from the top and slowly move it to the right. When you get around ˝-inch from the left margin, a tiny – very tiny – arrow appears on the right side of the I-Beam. When you see this tiny arrow appear, it means that if you double-click, you will also be setting the First Line Indent marker in the ruler bar. Try it – double-click there and look in the ruler bar at the top (your ruler must be showing). Did the First Line Indent marker move over the ˝ inch mark? Great!
You don’t really have to be in a new document for Click and Type to work. If you double-click anywhere below the last entry, you can type at the point. In fact, whenever you see those little lines next to the I-Beam, your Click and Type is ready to work.
One last thing – in order for Click and Type to work, it must be enabled. If none of this stuffed worked for you, then you need to do these steps.
That’s it – you will never need to use that Enter key or Space Bar again to position your cursor – just use Click and Type.
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