Highlighting in Microsoft Word: Every which way you can.
edited: Thursday, December 27, 2007
By Hughan R Smith
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
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Here are some Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts that you should all learn, to greatly improve your efficiency with the program.
When you use Microsoft Word there are several ways to highlight within the program. If you are one who thought that click and drag was the only way to highlight in Microsoft Word, several of them are hardly used here are 26 different ways to do so.
1. Use the leaning mouse right arrow to select a line. (If you move the mouse pointer to the far left hand side of the screen the pointer will change from the I shaped mouse to a hollow arrow pointing to the right.)
2. Use the I shaped mouse to select two or more words.
3. Use either of the above methods to click and drag- meaning to click on the first line with the leaning right arrow, or the I - shaped mouse, keep your finger pressed on the mouse, then drag down to highlight the text.
4. Double click a single word to highlight it
5. Place the leaning mouse right arrow at any line then press the Ctrl key then click, to select the entire document.
6. Triple click the leaning mouse right arrow to highlight the entire document.
7. Use Ctrl + A, to select the entire document
8. Edit on the menu – “Select All” command to select the entire document. (Not 2007)
9. Click with the “I” shaped mouse where you want the highlight to begin, hold down the Shift key, and click where you want the highlight to end - this will highlight the entire range, which you selected.
10. Click with the “I” - shaped mouse where you want the highlight to begin, hold Shift Key down, and use the right keyboard arrow key to expand highlighted selection to the point you want it. Use the other arrow keys to highlight in other directions.
11. Place cursor / insertion point anywhere within a sentence, hold down the Ctrl key, and then click, to highlight that sentence.
12. Triple click in a paragraph to select the entire paragraph.
13. To highlight / select a picture, object, chart, word art, text box or an auto shape, click on it.
14. Click where you want the highlight to begin, double click the Ext (Extend Selection) button on the Taskbar, click where you want the highlight to end. You may continually change the highlighted range, by clicking to a new range. To end, and return cursor to normal mode, double click on the Ext button again, or Esc.
15. Press the F8 function key to enter “Extend Selection” Mode, press it again to highlight the word to the right, press it again to highlight the sentence, press it again to highlight the paragraph, press it again to highlight the entire document. To end, and return cursor to normal mode, double click on the Ext button again, or Esc.
16. Shift + Home, to select from Cursor / Insertion point, to the beginning of the line.
17. Shift + End, to select from Cursor / Insertion point, to the end of the line.
18. Shift + Ctrl + Home to select from Cursor / Insertion point to the beginning of the document
19. Shift + Ctrl + End to select from cursor / insertion point to the end of the document
20. Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow to select word to the right of the cursor
21. Shift + Ctrl + Left Arrow to select word to the left of the cursor
22. Click the 4 headed arrow to top left of a table to select entire table
23. Use the leaning mouse right arrow to select an entire line in a table
24. Use the thick black arrow above the columns, to highlight a column(s), in a table
25. Use the thick black arrow to highlight a cell in a table
26. Use the Alt key and click and drag to highlight a rectangular range.
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