• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 3. Text Entry and Editing > SELECTING TEXT AND OBJECTS

SELECTING TEXT AND OBJECTS

Hone Word's Automatic Selection

The Annoyance:

When I'm selecting with the mouse, Word suddenly grabs more text than I'm trying to get. Arrgh!

The Fix:

It sounds like you're running afoul of Word's smart-selection features. Choose Tools → Options, click the Edit tab (see Figure 3-3), and see whether the "When selecting, automatically select entire word" and "Use smart paragraph selection" boxes are checked. If so, try unchecking them, and see if you prefer the resulting selection behavior.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint