Selecting Text

When selecting text Office 2000 offers you several options. Learn what they are in this free lesson.

Second method: Use the pointer to select an entire line of text

To select a single line of text:

  • Move the I-beam to the left margin until it becomes a right-slanted white pointerPointer.
  • Position the pointer to the left of the line you want to highlight.
  • Click once to highlight a single line.
  • Click and drag up or down to select as many lines as you want to edit.


  • Quick and easy


  • Selects the entire line of text when you may not want it to
  • May take some practice to position the pointer correctly