Selecting Text

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Selecting with the Keyboard and the Mouse (Summary)

To select

With the mouse

With the keyboard

A word

Double-click the word

Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow

A sentence

Press and hold Ctrl and click the sentence


A paragraph

Triple-click the paragraph or double�click the Selection Bar next to the paragraph

Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow

A whole document

Triple-click the selection bar, or press and hold Ctrl and click the Selection Bar

Ctrl+A or Ctrl+5 (on the Numeric keypad with Num Lock off)

The Selection Bar is the part of the document window located just to the left of the text. When you move your mouse pointer into the Selection Bar, your mouse pointer changes to a right�pointing white arrow.

(Posted 03/25/2001)