Selecting text in Word can sometimes be tricky, especially if you’re just starting out with the program and don’t know all of the ins and outs. Still, it’s important to know how to select text if you want to get things done efficiently—whether that means copying it, deleting it, or changing its formatting. Use these eight methods to select text in Word without any fuss at all!
1) Point-and-click method
One way you can select text is by using your mouse. To do this, simply click and drag your cursor over the text you want to select. Alternatively, you can click at the beginning of the text you want to select, then hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click at the end of the text. This will also highlight everything in between.
You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard instead of your mouse to select text. Pressing left-arrow or right-arrow will move you one character to the left or right respectively; pressing up-arrow or down-arrow will move you one word forward or backward respectively.
If there are any spaces between words, this method works as well because it moves one word at a time. Finally, if you need only one sentence from within a paragraph, just place your cursor anywhere inside that sentence and press Ctrl+Enter. What about selecting paragraphs?
The same point-and-click methods for selecting individual sentences can be used for selecting entire paragraphs. Just make sure that your cursor is placed somewhere within the paragraph before you start clicking!
2) Keyboard method
To select text using your keyboard, first place your cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select. Then, hold down the Shift key and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the cursor to the end of the text you want to select. To select an entire paragraph, simply triple-click anywhere within that paragraph. You can also press Ctrl+A to select all text in a document. Once you have selected some text, you may copy it by pressing Ctrl+C or cut it by pressing Ctrl+X.
3) Use CTRL Key with Arrow Keys
This shortcut is probably the quickest way to select text once you get used to it. Place your cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select, then hold down the CTRL key while pressing one of the arrow keys. The arrow keys will move your cursor one character at a time, so keep pressing CTRL+Arrow key until you’ve reached the end of the text you want to select. You can also combine this shortcut with SHIFT to select entire words or lines of text.
4) Use CTRL Key with SHIFT Keys
The most basic way to select text is by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the cursor over the text you want to select. But there are plenty of other ways to select text using keyboard shortcuts. – CTRL+A: If you want to select all the text in your document, press CTRL+A. – CTRL+SHIFT+B: To make all uppercase letters lowercase, press CTRL+SHIFT+B on your keyboard. – CTRL+C: Hold down the CTRL key while pressing C on your keyboard, then paste it into any program that accepts text as input.
-CTRL+H: To find and replace highlighted text, type CTRL+H. You can also hold SHIFT while typing H to highlight only one instance of the same word in your document for replacement or deletion. -CTRL+I:To quickly italicize or underline words or phrases without highlighting them first, just type CTRL+I followed by A for italics or U for underline.
5) Use CTRL Key with F5 Key
- Position your cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select.
- Press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard.
- While still holding down the CTRL key, press the F5 key.
- The document will be divided into sections based on where your cursor is positioned, and each section will be numbered.
- To select a section, simply click on its number.
- To select multiple sections, hold down the CTRL key and click on each section you want to select.
- Once you have all the sections you want selected, release the CTRL key and press F5 again to return to your document.
6) Use ALT Key + Click on Mouse Button
To select text using the ALT key, first position your cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select. Then, press and hold down the ALT key on your keyboard. While still holding down the ALT key, click and drag your mouse over the text you want to select. When you release the mouse button, the text will be selected. Use SHIFT Key + Click on Mouse Button: To select text using the SHIFT key, first position your cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select. Then, press and hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard. While still holding down the SHIFT key, click and drag your mouse over the text you want to select.
7) Use ALT Key + Move the Mouse While Holding Down the SHIFT Key
The first way to select text is by using the ALT key and moving the mouse while holding down the SHIFT key. This will allow you to select a specific area of text. You can also use this method to select multiple areas of text by moving the mouse over each area you want to select. The third way to select text is by using the CTRL Key + Dragging. To do this, simply click on an area of text and drag it up or down with your mouse cursor. Then release the button when you reach the desired location for your selection.
The fourth way to select text is by clicking inside a word or letter and dragging it up or down with your mouse cursor until it encompasses all desired characters, then releasing the button.
The fifth way to select text is by selecting rectangular blocks of words or letters (either one word at a time or one letter at a time) as opposed to selecting individual words/letters within words/letters one-by-one.
8) Drag Rows of Letters Into Selection Boxes on Word Pad
To select text in a Word document, you can click and drag your mouse over the text, or you can use one of the following keyboard shortcuts -Select All: Ctrl+A (Command+A on Mac) -Select Entire Column: Ctrl+Shift+C (Command+Shift+C on Mac) -Select Entire Row: Ctrl+Shift+R (Command+Shift+R on Mac) -Select Current Paragraph: Ctrl+Shift+P (Command+Shift+P on Mac) -Select Current Sentence: Shift + Right-Click and then Left-Click while holding down the Shift key.
– Select Current Word: Ctrl+Shift+Left-Arrow (Command+Shift+Left-Arrow on Mac) -Select Previous Word: Ctrl+Shift+Right-Arrow (Command+Shift+Right-Arrow on Mac) -Select Next Word: Ctrl+Shift+Left-Arrow (Command+Shift+Left-Arrow on Mac) -Deselect One Letter at a Time: Press Delete and then delete each letter individually with the Backspace button.