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Old March 5th 06, 03:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When the cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have been
unable to find it.
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Old March 5th 06, 04:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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rbw,
Don't know what version of Word you are using, but from version 2002 on (I
think) there is the click and type option. You can enable/disable it on the
Edit tab in Tools - Options. When it is active you will see a mousepointer
which will change appearance as you navigate over your page if you put it
near the center it will change in an I-pointer with some lines under it,
double click and you will center the text you are typing.
I have not used WordPerfect for a number of years now, so I do not know if
it will help.
Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"rbw" schreef in bericht
...
I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When the
cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the
heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have been
unable to find it.



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Old March 5th 06, 04:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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FWIW, I would find it a lot easier just to click Ctrl+E to center text.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Luc" wrote in message
...
rbw,
Don't know what version of Word you are using, but from version 2002 on (I
think) there is the click and type option. You can enable/disable it on

the
Edit tab in Tools - Options. When it is active you will see a mousepointer
which will change appearance as you navigate over your page if you put it
near the center it will change in an I-pointer with some lines under it,
double click and you will center the text you are typing.
I have not used WordPerfect for a number of years now, so I do not know if
it will help.
Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"rbw" schreef in bericht
...
I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When the
cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the
heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have

been
unable to find it.




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Old March 5th 06, 04:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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Default Shadow Cursor

Luc, thank you for your reply. It helped me out -- I always wondered what
those little lines were for. I tried using them for the shadow cursor
purpose in the past to no avail but today it seemed to work for me. I'm so
used to Word Perfect I think I need lessons on using Word (2003). Thanks
again.

"Luc" wrote:

rbw,
Don't know what version of Word you are using, but from version 2002 on (I
think) there is the click and type option. You can enable/disable it on the
Edit tab in Tools - Options. When it is active you will see a mousepointer
which will change appearance as you navigate over your page if you put it
near the center it will change in an I-pointer with some lines under it,
double click and you will center the text you are typing.
I have not used WordPerfect for a number of years now, so I do not know if
it will help.
Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"rbw" schreef in bericht
...
I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When the
cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the
heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have been
unable to find it.




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Old March 5th 06, 05:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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Suzanne -- that works much better! Where did you learn that? I tried the
Help section many times and I couldn't find any help in this area.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

FWIW, I would find it a lot easier just to click Ctrl+E to center text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Luc" wrote in message
...
rbw,
Don't know what version of Word you are using, but from version 2002 on (I
think) there is the click and type option. You can enable/disable it on

the
Edit tab in Tools - Options. When it is active you will see a mousepointer
which will change appearance as you navigate over your page if you put it
near the center it will change in an I-pointer with some lines under it,
double click and you will center the text you are typing.
I have not used WordPerfect for a number of years now, so I do not know if
it will help.
Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"rbw" schreef in bericht
...
I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When the
cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the
heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have

been
unable to find it.





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Old March 5th 06, 05:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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Default Shadow Cursor

You could also use the Center button on the Formatting toolbar. For keyboard
shortcuts, see Word's Help topic "Keyboard shortcuts."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"rbw" wrote in message
...
Suzanne -- that works much better! Where did you learn that? I tried the
Help section many times and I couldn't find any help in this area.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

FWIW, I would find it a lot easier just to click Ctrl+E to center text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Luc" wrote in message
...
rbw,
Don't know what version of Word you are using, but from version 2002

on (I
think) there is the click and type option. You can enable/disable it

on
the
Edit tab in Tools - Options. When it is active you will see a

mousepointer
which will change appearance as you navigate over your page if you put

it
near the center it will change in an I-pointer with some lines under

it,
double click and you will center the text you are typing.
I have not used WordPerfect for a number of years now, so I do not

know if
it will help.
Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"rbw" schreef in bericht
...
I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When

the
cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you

exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the
heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have

been
unable to find it.





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Old March 5th 06, 06:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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Hello Suzanne,
Personally I hate click and type. Especially when you click in the middle of
the page and Word applies a series of paragraph markers. Just when you
convinced someone to use sections and the page setting menu to vertically
center a page, they come up with the click and type solution. It is so easy,
why bother to do it the right way.

Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" schreef in bericht
...
FWIW, I would find it a lot easier just to click Ctrl+E to center text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Luc" wrote in message
...
rbw,
Don't know what version of Word you are using, but from version 2002 on
(I
think) there is the click and type option. You can enable/disable it on

the
Edit tab in Tools - Options. When it is active you will see a
mousepointer
which will change appearance as you navigate over your page if you put it
near the center it will change in an I-pointer with some lines under it,
double click and you will center the text you are typing.
I have not used WordPerfect for a number of years now, so I do not know
if
it will help.
Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"rbw" schreef in bericht
...
I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When the
cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you
exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the
heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have

been
unable to find it.






  #8  
Old March 5th 06, 07:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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I have never used click and type, and I advise against it. I thought it was
an abomination from the get-go and a step in the wrong direction (trying to
make Word more of a page layout app, which is just further confusing to
users). I accept that some users will use it, anyway, but I can't help
feeling that if they kept nonprinting characters displayed all the time, as
I do, they'd soon learn to appreciate a "clean" document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Luc" wrote in message
...
Hello Suzanne,
Personally I hate click and type. Especially when you click in the middle

of
the page and Word applies a series of paragraph markers. Just when you
convinced someone to use sections and the page setting menu to vertically
center a page, they come up with the click and type solution. It is so

easy,
why bother to do it the right way.

Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" schreef in bericht
...
FWIW, I would find it a lot easier just to click Ctrl+E to center text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Luc" wrote in message
...
rbw,
Don't know what version of Word you are using, but from version 2002 on
(I
think) there is the click and type option. You can enable/disable it on

the
Edit tab in Tools - Options. When it is active you will see a
mousepointer
which will change appearance as you navigate over your page if you put

it
near the center it will change in an I-pointer with some lines under

it,
double click and you will center the text you are typing.
I have not used WordPerfect for a number of years now, so I do not know
if
it will help.
Luc Sanders (MVP - Powerpoint)
"rbw" schreef in bericht
...
I'm used to a "shadow cursor" which I used in Word Perfect. When the
cursor
is placed near the center of a line, a "shadow cursor" tells you
exactly
where the center is. Then, when typing a heading, for example, the
heading
"centers" automatically. Is this feature available in Word? I have

been
unable to find it.






 




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