Selecting Text

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

Second method: Use the pointer to select the 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 arrow pointer.
  • Position the arrow 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.

Selecting a single line of text

Pros:
  • This method is quick and easy.
Cons:
  • It selects the entire line of text when you may not want it to.
  • It may take some practice to position the arrow pointer correctly.