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Chapter 4. Text Input > To highlight text:

To highlight text:

1.
Choose the Content tool.

2.
Drag over the text you want to highlight.

or

Use a fast-clicking method :

Figure 3. Triple-click to highlight a line.


Figure 4. Click four times to highlight a paragraph.


Number of clicksWhat gets highlighted
1 clickCreates an insertion point
2 clicks on wordA word (but not the space following it)
2 clicks between word and punctuationA word and the punctuation following it (but not the space following it)
3 clicksA line
4 clicksA paragraph
5 clicksA whole story (all the text in a box or in a series of linked boxes)


or

To highlight a whole story, click in a text box, then choose Edit > Select All (Cmd-A/Ctrl-A). Hidden overflow text, if any, will be included in the selection. Note: If the Item tool is selected when you choose Select All, all items on the currently displayed page or spread and surrounding pasteboard will become selected instead!

or

Click in a text box at the beginning of a text string, then Shift-click at the end of the text string. (To highlight non-contiguous text strings, you have to use an XTension, such as Text Grabber from Meadows Information.)

or

To select from the current cursor position to the end of a story: Cmd-Option-Shift-down arrow/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-down arrow. (See pages 462–463 for more shortcuts.)

or

To select a series of words, double-click the first word, keep the mouse button down on the second click, then drag. Or triple-click, then drag downward to highlight a series of lines.

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