Selecting Text

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

Third method: Select All

Select All is helpful when you want to select the contents of an entire file.

To select an entire file:
  • Choose EditSelect All from the menu bar (Ctrl+A).

    Choosing Select All from the Edit menu
  • All of the text in your file will be selected instantly.

Select All

Pros:
  • This method is great when you need to quickly select all text in a file, such as for changing the font style or size.
Cons:
  • It selects all text when you may not need it.