TN 1 (05-95)

NL 00702.124 Adding Text Within Text

A. Introduction

There may be occasions when the typist inadvertently omits words or sentences from typed text and must subsequently insert the missing text.

B. Procedure

1. Insertion - PF9 key method

If only a few words need to be added, they can be added by splitting lines via the PF9 key (See NL 00702.128). Stream mode must be used if more than one line of text is to be added.

2. Insertion - @ key method

If more than a few words are to be inserted, it may be beneficial to use the @ (“at” sign) key. To use this key, on the document edit screen, position the @ at the point in text where the missing text is to be inserted and press ENTER. This will split the line and add one blank line for text insertion. The cursor will automatically be positioned on the blank line. If more than one blank line is needed, line command “A” must be used. Insert the text and press ENTER.

3. Rejoining lines

Regardless of whether PF9 or @ was used, you will notice that the lines that were split still appear to be split on the edit screen. Using PF17, to view the document as it should appear when printed, will show that the lines have been word wrapped and are continuous text. This only works when no blank lines are involved.

After the modifications have been made the lines must be rejoined. The lines must be reconnected using the JOIN command in the line edit margin. This is done by using the line commands INSERT and JOIN. At the line above the point where the first line to be rejoined should appear, enter “I” in the line edit margin. In the line edit margin for the next line (the first line to be joined), enter “J” followed by the number of lines to be joined (e.g. J5 to join 5 lines), press ENTER. Up to 99 lines can be joined this way. Or, after entering “I”, enter “JJ” on the first and last lines to be joined in the line edit margin and press ENTER.

NOTE: Text cannot be added to modeled UTI's.


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NL 00702.124 - Adding Text Within Text - 06/19/2013
Batch run: 06/19/2013
Rev:06/19/2013