Type anywhere on a page with Click And Type

Word’s Click And Type feature allows you to begin typing anywhere on a blank page.   That’s right, you don’t have to worry about a lot of formatting setups or page setups before you start.  But, to use this feature, it must be enabled first….

Follow these 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.

To use this feature, switch to Print Layout view, and double-click anywhere on the blank page. For example, suppose you want to type something 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 places the typing right where you double-click.  So, make sure your pointing device is where you want your text.  (Word does not do Center Alignment for you unless you double-click right in the middle.)

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

Word users, give it a shot, or click!