Microsoft Word's Click and Type feature

If enabled, Word's "Click And Type" fea­ture allows you to begin typ­ing any­where on a blank page.

Word's Click And Type fea­ture allows you to begin typ­ing any­where on a blank page. You must first enable this fea­ture before you can use it.

Just fol­low these sim­ple steps:

  1. Go to Tools | Options.
  2. On the Edit tab, select the Enable Click And Type check box in the Click And Type sec­tion, and click OK.
  3. To use this fea­ture, switch to Print Lay­out view, and double-click any­where on the blank page. For exam­ple, sup­pose you want to type a title in the mid­dle of the first page. In Print Lay­out view, double-click the mid­dle of the page where you want the title to appear, and type the title. Word auto­mat­i­cally center-aligns the title.
  4. You can also use the Click And Type fea­ture to insert non­text items. For exam­ple, to place a clip art pic­ture in the bot­tom right cor­ner of your page, go to the Print Lay­out view, double-click where you want the pic­ture to appear, and insert the pic­ture. Word auto­mat­i­cally right-aligns the pic­ture at the bot­tom of the page.

That's all there is to it!

  • Enno

    Totally insane.

    It's the kind of fea­ture that makes all those ter­ri­bly for­mated word doc­u­ments even worse. Microsofft seems to real­ize that it has failed to von­vey to it's users what Styles are for, and since they still insist on man­u­ally for­mat­ting their doc­u­ments, MS decides to make it eas­ier to cre­ate badly for­mated documents.

    What happ­nes if you do that double-click in the mid­dle of a page is that it adds enough blank lines and inden­ta­tion so your cur­sor will sit right about where you clicked. It's quick and dirty, and dirty is what your doc­u­ments will be. Yrch!

  • snip­tools

    Couldn't agree more :)

    The above is just a tip/trick that I find quite handy now. Get­ting rid of extra tabs and posi­tion­ing nits is quite easy with a macro, which I invoke auto­mat­i­cally upon sav­ing the document.

  • Daniel

    In Microsoft Words, I for­got my pass­word in one of the doc­u­ments.… How can i remove the password??