Editing & Formatting Shortcuts
Selecting Any Text:
- Point to beginning, click-and-drag.
- Or, click at beginning of text, then press and hold down [Shift] and click at end of text.
- Or, move to the beginning of text, press and hold down [Shift] and press directional keys to move to the end of text.
- Or, click at the beginning of text, press [F8] (Extend Selection), move the mouse pointer to the end of the desired selection, and click the mouse.
Word: Double-click anywhere in the word.
Sentence: Hold down [Ctrl] + click anywhere in the sentence.
Beginning of line: From current position, hold down [Shift] and click at the beginning of the line or press [Home] to move to the beginning of the line.
End of line: From current position, hold down [Shift] and click at the end of the line.
Non-contiguous blocks of text: Hold down [Ctrl] and drag to select each section of text.
Line: Click once in selection bar.*
Multiple lines: Click and drag in the selection bar to the left of the lines.*
Paragraph: Double-click in selection bar * or triple-click anywhere in the paragraph.
Entire document: Triple-click in the selection bar * or press [Ctrl] and click in selection bar.*
By Dawn Bjork, MCT, MOSM, The Software Pro®
Microsoft Certified Trainer, Productivity Speaker, Software Consultant