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Selecting Text in Speedy Ways, Class-4 of Computer Training Center

After you enter text, you inevitably have to copy, move, or delete it, but you can’t do those tasks until you select it first. Below describes shortcuts for selecting text.

To Select the text Do This below task:

A word: Double-click the word.

A line: Click in the left margin next to the line.

Some lines: Drag the mouse pointer over the lines or drag it down the left margin.

A sentence:  Ctrl+click the sentence.

A paragraph:  Double-click in the left margin next to the paragraph.

A mess of text: Click at the start of the text, hold down the Shift key, and click at the end of the text.

A gob of text: Put the cursor where you want to start selecting, press F8, and press an arrow key,
drag the mouse, or click at the end of the selection.

Text with the same formats: On the Home tab, click the Select button and choose Select Text with Similar Formatting (you may have to click the Editing button first).

A document : Hold down the Ctrl key and click in the left margin; triple-click in the left margin; press Ctrl+A; or go to the Home tab, click the Select button, and choose Select All (you may have to click the Editing button first).

If a bunch of highlighted text is onscreen and you want it to go away but it won’t (because you pressed F8), press the Esc key. After you press F8, all the keyboard shortcuts for moving the cursor also work for selecting text. For example, press F8 and then press Ctrl+Home to select everything from the cursor to the top of the document. Later in this chapter, “Keys for getting around” describes keyboard shortcuts for getting from place to place.