Typing is carried out using alphanumeric keys on the keyboard.
A number of text input actions are performed by pressing several keys simultaneously. For example, to enter a capital (uppercase) letter, you need to use the SHIFT key and the desired letter key.
Sequence of actions when pressing a key combination:
- Press the special key.
- Quickly press and release the second key.
- Release the special key.
Rules to consider when typing:
- The SPACE bar is used to separate words and only for this.
- The transition to a new line is automatic.
- The ENTER key is used to create a new paragraph and only for this.
- The character that is entered when the ENTER key is pressed is called “end of paragraph”.
- The SPACE BAR and ENTER keys enter non-printable characters into the text that are not visible on the screen. In some programs (for example, in Word), they can be made visible.
If you need to enter several consecutive capital letters, you need to press the CAPSLOCK key. Pressing this key again disables the capital letter input mode. The CAPSLOCK mode indicator is located in the upper right corner of the keyboard.
Text editing can be carried out in two modes:
- Character insertion mode. Enabled by default. The characters to the right of the text cursor will move away when new characters are entered.
- Character replacement mode. The characters to the right of the text cursor will be replaced with newly entered ones.
To switch between the modes of inserting and replacing characters, use the INSERT key.
To delete characters, use the keys:
BS (BACKSPACE) – deleting the character to the left of the text cursor.
DELETE – deleting a character to the right of the text cursor When editing text, you should perform operations with paragraphs especially carefully. It should be remembered that for the “end of paragraph” symbol, all the above-mentioned editing methods are saved.