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Selecting Text

Like all standard Windows applications, Word works on the select, then do principle. Whether you want to delete a word, format a phrase, or move a sentence, you must select what you want to change before choosing the command. As with other commands and features, you can use the mouse or the keyboard to select text. Many shortcuts and tips are available for selecting text quickly.

Selecting Text with the Mouse

Selecting text with the mouse is easy and convenient. You can select any amount of text, from a single character to an entire document. You also can combine mouse and keyboard selection techniques. Use whichever method or combination is effective for you.


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