Selecting Text

Selecting text in Word is easier than you think. Review this free lesson to learn all about the select text Word feature.

Third method: Double- and triple-clicking text

  • Double-clicking directly on text selects that text.
  • Triple-clicking directly on text selects the entire line.

To use the double-click method:

  • Place your mouse pointer directly over the word or phrase you want to select.
  • Double-click.

To use the triple-click method:

  • Place your mouse pointer anywhere in the line you want to select.
  • Triple-click.


  • It's easy, with lots of control.


  • It's not ideal for selecting large portions of text.