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Chapter 2. Editing in Word > The Many Ways to Select Text

2.1. The Many Ways to Select Text

Dragging with the mouse is the way we all first learned to select text. In this time-honored method, you click at the start of where you want to select text, and while holding down the mouse button, drag until the text in question is highlighted.

For the first 17 years of Microsoft Word's life, you could only select one chunk of text at a time. But in Word X, you can select bits of text far apart from each other simultaneously and then cut, copy, and paste them all at once. (More on this later.) At last, you can grab a single sentence from the first paragraph of a document and a couple sentences from the second—and scrap everything else. Progress!


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