Selecting Text

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

Fourth method: Use the keyboard

Many people use the keyboard to select text.

Shift+right arrowCharacter to the right of the insertion point
Shift+left arrowCharacter to the left of the insertion point
Shift+HomeAll current line to the left of insertion point
Shift+EndAll current line to the right of insertion point
Shift+PgUpA screenful of text from insertion point up
Shift+PgDnA screenful of text from insertion point down
Ctrl+Shift+ Right ArrowOne word to the right of insertion point
Ctrl+Shift+ Left ArrowOne word to the left of insertion point
Crtl+Shift+HomeAll text from insertion point to the beginning of document
Crtl+Shift+EndAll text from insertion point to the end of document
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+PgDnAll text from insertion point to end of the displayed window
F8 and arrow keyFrom insertion point in the direction of whichever arrow is chosen;
F8 turns on selection mode; press Esc to leave selection mode.
Crtl +ASelects entire document