When selecting text Office 2000 offers you several options. Learn what they are in this free lesson.
When creating a document, you might want to change the way text appears.
Before you can change the font style, size, or color, or replace or delete text, you must first select it.
Here's a quick rule of thumb:
- First select what you want to change.
- Then make your changes.
There are many different selection techniques. Soon you'll be selecting and manipulating text like an old pro!
First method: Click and drag to select text
- Move your pointer until the I-beam is next to the text you want to edit.
- Click the left mouse button.
- Without releasing the mouse button, drag the insertion point to select text.
- Release the left mouse button when you have selected the text you want to change.
- Highlights letters, words, and even entire documents
- Offers a lot of control with individual letters, words, and phrases
Lack of control may cause:
- Speedy selecting, which selects an entire document when you don't want it to
- Backward selecting, which ends up selecting text to the right when you want to select to the left and vice versa if the pointer moves slightly when you click