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Word 2003: Selecting Text

Word 2003: Selecting Text

Selecting text is the key to being able to format, move, copy or otherwise enhance your documents.

For text selection, I’m going to show you techniques that involve either your mouse or your keyboard. Your only job is to determine which method works best for you and stick with it.

Mouse Selection Techniques

               

To Select…

Click…

One Word

Double-Click the Word

One Line

Left Click in Selection Bar

One Paragraph

Triple-Click the Sentence or Double-Click in Selection Bar

Keyboard Selection Techniques

               

To Select…

Press…

Continuous Characters

[SHIFT]+Arrow Keys

One Word

[CTRL]+[SHIFT]+Right Arrow (or Left Arrow)

One Line

[SHIFT]+[END] or [SHIFT]+[HOME]

Entire Document

[CTRL]+A

Mouse/Keyboard Combination Selection Techniques

               

To Select…

Click & Press…

One Sentence

[CTRL]+Left Click

One Paragraph

[CTRL]+Double Click

Non-Continuous Range

[ALT]+Drag