Selecting text in Word is easier than you think. Review this free lesson to learn all about the select text Word feature.
The Word window
When you're creating a document, you might want to change the way text appears.
Before you can change the font style, size, or color—or replace or delete text—you must first select it.
Here's a quick rule of thumb:
- Select what you want to change.
- Make your changes.
There are several different selection techniques. Soon ,you'll be selecting and manipulating text like a pro!
First method: Click and drag to select text
- Move your pointer until the I-Beam (insertion point) is next to the text you want to edit.
- Click the left mouse button.
- Without releasing the mouse button, drag the insertion point to select text.
- Release the left mouse button when you have selected the text you want to change.
- It highlights letters, words, and even entire documents.
- There's a lot of control with individual letters, words, and phrases.
- A lack of control may cause speedy selecting, which selects an entire document when you don't want it to; and backward selecting, which selects text to the right when you want to select text to the left and vice versa.