Microsoft Word

Click and Type Feature

When you double-click in an area where there is no text, Word inserts an empty paragraph marks and a tab character to create a paragraph at the place you double-clicked.

See how to show the formatting marks. The click-and-type feature, introduced in Word 2002, allows you to double-click anywhere on a blank page and start typing. To check if this feature is enabled, open a blank document, double-click the mouse anywhere on the page and type information at that spot.

Enable or Disable “Click and Type” Feature

When you double-click in an empty line in a Word document, Word inserts a bunch of tab characters and paragraph marks. The Word’s “Click and Type” feature lets you double-click in a hitherto-unused area of a document and start typing in it. Click and Type adds any blank paragraphs and tabs needed to bring the insertion point to where you click.

To switch it off, follow these steps:

  1. Click File tab and choose Options, the Options dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Advanced option
  3. Uncheck the “Enable click and type” box from the Editing options group:
  4. Click OK

If you like to use Click and Type, use the “Default paragraph style” drop-down list to set the paragraph style Word should use for the paragraphs it creates. The default style is Normal.