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Chapter 16. Word Settings to Change > Controlling Text Selection

Controlling Text Selection

When you select text in Word, the program automatically selects an entire word even though you might have dragged over only part of a word. Word also selects the space following the word, if there is one. This behavior can save time and make it easier to select text, but it can also drive you nuts if you prefer to select the text yourself.

Here’s how you turn off this behavior:


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