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One Word at a Time

If you use Microsoft Word, you know you can erase one letter at a time by hitting the Backspace key (the Delete key on a Mac). You probably also know that you can highlight larger sections of text and hit the Backspace key (the Delete key on a Mac) to erase it all at once.

But do you know how to erase whole words one at a time? Here’s how:

  • Place your cursor at the end of the first word you wish to delete.
  • Hold down the Control Key (Command key on a Mac)
  • Hit the Backspace key to erase the first word
  • Hit the Backspace key again to erase additional words

If you keep your finger on the Backspace key (Delete key on a Mac), you will see your text disappear quite quickly. Don’t erase more than you want to!