"Click-here and type"-style Template Instructions
When you open a document based on this template (by double-clicking the downloaded template), you will see lots of places in the text that say "[Click here and type...]". You can click anywhere between the brackets "[ ]", and all the text between and including those brackets should turn black (or whatever color you have set to indicate a selected area) (see Figure 5 below). At this point, you can begin typing the needed information. The "[Click here...]" will disappear automatically and be replaced by whatever you type. Be sure to have a copy of the front matter example pages in the Graduate School Style Guide by your side, or open on your computer, so you can check to make sure you've done everything right.
If you find it difficult to spot all of the "[Click here...]" sections of the document, there is a way to make them show up more clearly. The steps below will show you how to do this:
- Here's how your document will probably look if you don't have "field shading" turned on already. The places where you are supposed to click and type look the same as the rest of the text.
- To turn on "field shading", click on the "Tools" menu, then click on "Options"...
- Then go to the "View" tab in the "Options" dialog. Find the option called "Field shading", and select the option "Always". Then click on OK at the bottom of the dialog.
- After doing this, your document should look something like the one below. All the places where you are supposed to make changes will be shaded, making them easier to find.
- When you click anywhere between the brackets, the whole field will be selected, as is shown in the figure to the right. At this point, you can begin typing (no need to press Delete or Backspace first). Your typing will automatically replace the selected field.