Selecting text in Word is easier than you think. Review this free lesson to learn all about the select text Word feature.
Many people use the keyboard to select text.
|Shift+right arrow||Character to the right of the insertion point|
|Shift+left arrow||Character to the left of the insertion point|
|Shift+Home||Current line to the left of insertion point|
|Shift+End||Current line to the right of insertion point|
|Shift+Page Up||A screenful of text from insertion point up|
|Shift+Page Down||A screenful of text from insertion point down|
|Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow||One word to the right of insertion point|
|Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow||One word to the left of insertion point|
|Crtl+Shift+Home||All text from insertion point to the beginning of document|
|Crtl+Shift+End||All text from insertion point to the end of document|
|Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Page Down||All text from insertion point to end of the displayed window|
|F8+arrow key||From insertion point in the direction of whichever arrow is chosen;|
F8 turns on selection mode; press Esc to leave selection mode
|Crtl +A||Selects entire document|