converting website visitors
Microsoft Office Tip & Tricks Menu
Tip & Tricks Menu

Quick ways to select (highlight) text

Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 10:00am

Do you regularly drag your mouse over text to select or highlight it ready for formatting or editing?  If so, try these quick ways to select text - they will save you no end of frustration and be kinder to your wrist!
Select one word

  1. Double click the word
  2. Select several words that are no adjacent to each other
  3. Hold the Ctrl key down and double click each word
  4. Select one line of text Move the mouse to the left margin, the pointer will change to an arrow, then single click
  5. Select one paragraph Move the mouse to the left margin, the pointer will change to an arrow, then double click
  6. Select one sentence Hover the mouse pointer over any word in the sentence, hold the Ctrl key down and single click
  7. Select several lines Select the first line then, holding down the Shift key, press the down arrow on the keyboard until you reach the last line
  8. Select the whole document Move the mouse to the left margin, the pointer will change to an arrow, then treble click
    or
  9. Press and hold the Ctrl key and quickly press and release the A key

 Select everything with the same kind of formatting You can sometimes need to apply an action to everything on a document that has a specific kind of formatting. Word comes with a feature for it. On the Home tab on the Ribbon, go to last section (the Editing section ) and click on Select . The last item on the menu: Select text with similar formatting helps you get the job done.

» Categories: Microsoft Word

Comments

There aren't any comments for this post yet. Why not be the first to comment?

Leave a Comment

Your Name
  
Email Address (kept hidden)
  
Website
 
Comment
  

So that we can check that you are a real person (and not a crafty computer),
answer this simple sum:

What is 19 - 3?
  
Intec Business Colleges - Established For Over 30 Years
Microsoft Office Specialists - Approved Microsoft Courseware
Intec Business Colleges Ltd, Old School, Pennington Court, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2BB, UK. VAT Number: 695223026 Company Number: 2494959
tel:01788 575090 fax:01788 575411 email:tracey.chaplin@getoncourse.net
Website Design by ZARR Ltd