Selecting Text

When selecting text Office 2003 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 of the current line to the left of insertion point
Shift+EndAll of the current line to the right of insertion point
Shift+PageUpA screenful of text from insertion point up
Shift+PageDownA 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+PageDownAll text from insertion point to end of the displayed window
F8 and arrow keyFrom insertion point in the direction of whichever arrow chosen
F8 turns on selection modePress Esc to leave selection mode
Crtl+ASelects entire file