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Selecting Text

The Select feature is a powerful tool. Whenever you just want to work with a section of text, you can select that portion and work on it independently from the rest of the document. Selecting text is flexible, and, because of the visual nature, it's easy to comprehend. When you edit documents, you will do a lot of selecting, so it's worth a few minutes to learn some shortcuts.

Selecting Text with the Keyboard

You can use either the mouse or the keyboard to select text. Let's first look at selecting text using the keyboard. You might want to review the navigation techniques in Table 2.2 in Chapter 2, “Creating, Saving, and Printing Documents,” because you will use those same techniques to select text with the keyboard.


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