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Add and edit text

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Here's how to add, replace, and format text in Word:

Add text

  1. Place the cursor where you want to add the text.

  2. Start typing.

Replace text

  1. Select the text you want to replace.

    • To select a single word, double-click it.

    • To select a line, click to the left of it.

  2. Start typing.

Format text

  1. Select the text you want to format.

  2. From the pop up toolbar or the Home tab, select an option to change the Font, Font Size, Font Color, or make the text bold, italics, or underline.

    Word Font group

Copy formatting

  1. Select the text with the formatting you want to copy.

  2. Click Excel Format Painter icon Format painter, and then select the text you want to copy the formatting to.

    Tip: Double-click Excel Format Painter icon Format painter if you want to copy the formatting in more than one place.

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