Cursor is an object that is flashing and showing the insertion point (position of the cursor) in Ms word document, whatever you type in the document appears where the cursor is flashing; hence called Insertion Point.
There are several ways you can use to move cursor within the open Microsoft Word Document. The following are ways you can use to move cursor:
- Using Arrow Keys: These key points to Right, Left, Top and Bottom, you can use these keys to move a cursor to the direction of the arrow key. If you press the right arrow key, the cursor will be moved to the right one character at a time until it reaches the end of the line and jumps to the next line until the end of the document. Use the arrow key to move to any direction.
- Using Mouse: You can use the mouse to move a cursor to the new insertion point by clicking on a new location in the document.
- Using Tab key: Tab key jumps a certain pre-defined distance in the document, if the working area is blank or the right hand side of the cursor is blank (no text) the cursor will jump freely but if there are text then tab key will push the text when pressed. Holding Shift Key then Tab (SHIFT + TAB) the cursor will jump backwards.
- CTRL + HOME: Hold Control key then press HOME key jumps the cursor to the very beginning of the document no matter which page your in.
- CTRL + END: Hold Control key then press END key jumps the cursor to the end of the document no matter which page your in.
- HOME KEY: Pressing HOME key jumps the cursor to the beginning of the line.
- END KEY: Pressing END key jumps the cursor to the end of the line.