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Follow these steps 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. Select an option to change the font, font size, font color, or make the text bold, italics, or underline.

    Text formatting options in the Font group

Copy formatting

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

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

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

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