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Use Word Mobile

Applies to: Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

You can create and edit documents and templates in Word Mobile and save them as .doc, .rtf, .txt, and .dot files. You can edit Word documents and templates created on your PC. You can also open and edit Pocket Word (*.psw) documents; however, if you edit a file, you need to save it as a .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .dot file.

When you close a newly created document, it is automatically named after the first several words in the document and placed in the Word Mobile document list. You can easily rename the document with a more meaningful name and move it to another folder or a storage card.

Work with text

To work with text in your Word Mobile documents, use the following procedures.

Format text in a document

  • In a Word Mobile document, select the text you want to format.
  • Tap and hold the text, and tap Font.
  • Select the desired formatting options.
  • Tap OK.

Create a list in a document

  • In a Word Mobile document, select the text you want to add bullets or numbering to.
  • Tap Menu > Format > Paragraph.
  • In the List box, do one of the following:
    • To create a bulleted list, tap Bulleted.
    • To create a numbered list, tap Numbered.
  • Tap OK to return to the document.

Tips

You can also use the Formatting toolbar to add bullets or numbers to text. To show the toolbar, tap View > Toolbar. A check mark appears next to Toolbar when the toolbar is visible.

You can also use the Formatting toolbar to increase or decrease the indentation in lists.

Align text in a document

You can center text, or align it to the right or left.
  • In a Word Mobile document, place the cursor in the text you want to align.
  • Tap Menu > Format > Paragraph.
  • In the Alignment box, tap Left, Right, or Center as desired.
  • Tap OK to return to the document.

Tip

You can also use the Formatting toolbar to align text. To show the toolbar, tap View > Toolbar. A check mark appears next to Toolbar when the toolbar is visible.

Indent paragraphs in a document

  • In a Word Mobile document, place the cursor in the paragraph you want to indent.
  • Tap Menu > Format > Paragraph.
  • Under Indentation, do one of the following:
    • To change the left indentation of the entire paragraph, increase or decrease the number in the Left box.
    • To change the right indentation of the entire paragraph, increase or decrease the number in the Right box.
    • To indent the first line in the paragraph, in the Special box, tap First line. Then, in the By box, increase or decrease the size of the indentation.
    • To create a hanging indent, in the Special box, tap Hanging. Then, in the By box, increase or decrease the size of the indentation.
  • Tap OK to return to the document.

Tip

To indent text in lists, you must use the Formatting toolbar. To show the toolbar, tap View > Toolbar. A check mark appears next to Toolbar when the toolbar is visible.

Move or copy text in a document

In Word Mobile, you can easily move, copy, and paste text within a document and between documents.

  • In a Word Mobile document, select the text you want to move or copy.
  • Tap Menu and do one of the following:
    • To copy the text, tap Copy.
    • To move the text, tap Cut.
  • Tap in the document to place the cursor where you want to paste the text.
  • Tap Menu > Paste.

Note

Word Mobile does not support moving or copying pictures.

Tip

To select all text in a document, tap Menu > Edit > Select All.

Check spelling in a document

  • In a Word Mobile document, tap and hold anywhere in the document, and tap Spelling.

    When an unknown or misspelled word is encountered, Word Mobile offers a list of suggested words.

  • If the word is spelled incorrectly, tap the correct word in the list. If the word is spelled correctly, tap Ignore.

Tips

To check the spelling of specific text, select it, tap and hold, and tap Spelling.

To add a new word to the spelling dictionary, simply tap Add in the menu containing the list of suggested words.


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