Selecting Text

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

Fourth method: Select All

Select All is a helpful feature.

To select an entire document:

  • Choose EditactionSelect All from the menu bar.

Edit Menu with Select All selected

All of the text in your document is selected instantly. Click anywhere outside selected text to deselect text.


  • This is great when you need to quickly select all text in a document, like for changing the font style or size.


  • It selects all text, which you may not always want.

Warning! While text is selected, pressing any key on the keyboard will delete your text. Click the Undo button on the Standard toolbar to reverse this common mistake.