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If you’re new to touch devices, learning a few gestures will help you take maximum advantage of the touch capabilities in Word Mobile.

Moving around in a file


Do this…



Touch the screen and slide your finger up and down, left and right.

Art showing how to scroll (press and move finger up and down the screen).

Zoom in

Spread two fingers apart.

Art showing how to spread fingers to zoom in on content.

Zoom out

Pinch two fingers together.

Art showing how to pinch fingers together to zoom out.

Making a selection


Do this…


Place the cursor

Tap the location.

Art showing how to tap to place cursor in document

Activate the onscreen keyboard

Tap anywhere in some text.

Art showing how to tap text to activate the onscreen keyboard

Select and edit text

Double-tap a word to select.

Art showing how to double-tap to select a word.

Select a paragraph

Triple-tap within the paragraph.

Art showing how to triple-tap to select a paragraph

Select several words, sentences, paragraphs

Double-tap the first word and drag the selection handle right, or right and downward, to the last word you want to select.

Art showing how to double-tap and drag to select multiple words or sentences.

Working with shapes and objects


Do this…



Tap the object, then drag any of the resize handles.

Art showing how to drag corners to resize objects and images.


Tap the object, then hold and drag the rotation handle.

Art showing how to tap, hold, and drag rotation handle.

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