Programs: Microsoft Word: Lesson 1


Lesson 1:  Learn about word wrap and how to tell the difference between a hard and a soft return.
  • define "word wrap"
  • differentiate between hard and soft returns
Lesson 1:  Word Wrap and Returns
Objective # 1 Word Wrap

The insertion point is the flashing vertical line that indicates where changes will be made to a document.
To understand this, open a word document and begin typing. You will see that as you add text, the insertion point moves to the right.   
Word wrap is the feature that moves text to a new line when it has reached the end of the current line.  
To see this feature, keep typing in your document until you see a new line begin, and observe how the insertion point automatically jumps to the next line. 
 
Objective # 2 Hard and Soft Returns
Soft returns are created by the word wrap function.  They are found at the point where the text reaches the end of one line and is moved to the next line automatically.  
The end of the first five lines in the accompanying picture are examples of soft returns.  Also, in the above example, the point where your text was moved to the next line is also an example of a soft return.
Hard returns are created by pressing the enter key when you want to start a new line of text.  
In the document you are typing, press the enter key and observe how the insertion point moves to a new line.  This is an example of a hard return.
 

Lesson Review

In this lesson we covered the some basic vocabulary, as well as some basic editing steps. You have learned how to define and create hard, and soft returns.

We have:

  •  defined word wrap as the feature that moves text down the page
  •  differentiated between hard returns, created by the enter key, and soft returns, created by word wrap

 

 

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Programs: Microsoft Word: Lesson 1