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Using the Direct Cursor

The direct cursor allows you to enter text anywhere on a page.

To set the behaviour of the direct cursor, choose Tools - Options - Office Writer - Formatting Aids.

  1. On the Tools bar, click the Direct Cursor icon . Alternatively, enable Direct Cursor by going to Edit - Direct Cursor Mode.

  2. Click in a free space in the text document. The mouse pointer changes to reflect the alignment that will be applied to the text that you type:

Align left


Align right

  1. Type your text. Office automatically inserts the required number of blank lines, and, if the options are enabled, tabs and spaces.