30 Ways to Select Text in MS-Word & Excel

30 different ways to select text in ms word

30 Ways to Select Text in MS-Word

30 Ways to Select Text in MS-Word : There are several selection techniques are provided in MS-Word. These selection techniques includes Shortcut Keys, Mouse, and other Commands to select all the text, paragraph, line, word, character, any block and vertical selection. To learn all these tips and tricks, you should read all the article given below to become a master.

               Term

Selection Technique/ Keyboard Shortcut

          Description

1. 

Select All

Ctrl+A

To select all the text in a word document

2.

Mouse

Selecting from the starting to end of the content in a word document by keep holding down the left mouse button

3.

Mouse

Selecting  from the top left of a margin to bottom left of a margin by keep holding down the left mouse button

4.

Mouse

Triple-click on the left Margin which is towards the left of the current Paragraph that you want to select..

5.

Ctrl+Shift+End

Selects all the contents form end of the document to beginning.

6.

Ctrl+Shift+Home

Selects all the contents form beginning of the document to beginning.

7.

Go to Home the tab →Editing Group →Select → Select All

To select all the text in a word document

8.

Select all the Text with Similar Formatting

Go to the home tab →Editing Group →Select → Select All Text with Similar Formatting

Selects all the text with Similar Formatting in a Document

(need to place the cursor at any one the text formatting’s)

30 Ways to Select Text in MS-Word

Paragraph, Line, Word, and Character Selection Tips and Tricks

9.

Mouse

Selecting from the starting to end of the paragraph by keep holding down the left mouse button

10.

One Paragraph Selection

Mouse

Double-click on the left Margin which is towards the left of the current Paragraph that you want to select.

11.

One Paragraph Selection

Mouse

Triple-click within the Paragraph

12.

One Line Selection

Left Mouse Button

Selecting from the starting to end of a Line by keep holding down the left mouse button

13.

One Line Selection

Left Mouse Button

One-click on the left Margin which is towards the left of the current Paragraph that you want to select.

14.

One Line Selection

Shift+End

Selects one line from the beginning to the end

15.

One Line Selection

Shift+Home

Selects one line from the ending to the beginning

16.

One Word Selection

Select a word from the beginning to end

17.

One Word Selection

Double Click

Double-click within the word to select it

18.

One Word Selection

Ctrl + Double click within the word

Select one by one word wherever as much as you want

19.

Words / Lines / Paragraphs / Selection

Ctrl + Select

Select one by one words/Lines/Paragraphs/ wherever as much as you want

20.

One Character Selection

Shift + →

Selects one or one by one Character to the right

21.

One Character Selection

Shift + ←

Selects one or one by one Character to the left

22.

One Line Selection

Shift + ↓

Selects one or one by one Line to the down

23.

One Line Selection

Shift + ↑

Selects one or one by one Line to the up

24.

One Word Selection

Ctrl + Shift + →

Selects one or one by one Word to the right

25.

One Word Selection

Ctrl + Shift + 

Selects one or one by one Word to the left

26.

One Paragraph Selection

Ctrl + Shift + 

Selects one or one by one Paragraph  to the down

27.

One Paragraph Selection

Ctrl + Shift + 

Selects one or one by one Paragraph to the up

28.

One Sentence Selection

Ctrl + Click within the sentence

Selects the whole sentence, not just a line

30 Ways to Select Text in MS-Word

Any Block and Vertical Selection | Selection Tips and Tricks

29.

Any block/Part Selection

Click + Shift+ Click

To select any block/part of the Particular Line, Sentence , or Paragraph

30

Alt + Drag

To select any block/part of the text vertically.

Selction Tips and Tricks in Excel

Selection Tips and Tricks: There are many ways to select text in a worksheet. But, in this article, you can learn not only general selection  but also learn selection tips and tricks in several ways. The selection includes the whole and part of the content in the worksheet. So, get started to follow the steps below.

Follow the steps below on Text Selection in MS-Excel:

  • To select an entire worksheet sheet, click on the top left corner of the column and row headings common point.

Select Text in MS-Excel

  • To select only data in a sheet as shown in the picture below, click anywhere within the data and then press Ctrl+ A.

Select Text in MS-Excel

  • To select one column, move the mouse pointer over the column heading, and then click on it.
  •  To select more columns, move the mouse pointer over the column heading, and then click and hold down the left mouse button, afterwards, move the pointer left or right.
Selection Tips and Tricks in Excel

Selection Tips and Tricks in MS-Excel​

  • To select one row, move the mouse pointer over the row headings, and then click on it
  •  To select more rows, move the mouse pointer over the row headings, then click and hold down the left mouse button, and then move the pointer up or down.

Selection Tips and Tricks in MS-Excel​

To select entire data, columns or rows of the data, follow the steps below:

  • Click within the data in a worksheet.
  • On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click on the Format as Table and then select one of the formats under it.
Format as table in excel

Selection tips and tricks in Excel

  • Click within the data in a worksheet.
  • On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click on the Format as Table and then select one of the formats under it.
  • Now your data selects as in the picture below.

Selection tips and tricks in Excel

Select Data, Row, and Table:

  • Another way to select entire data, move the mouse pointer at the top left corner of it till the mouse pointer turned as a diagonal right down arrow, and then click at that point.
  • To select column, move the mouse pointer at the top of the data till mouse pointer turned as a down arrow, and then click at that point.
  • To select row, move the mouse pointer at the right of the data till mouse pointer turned as a right arrow, and then click at that point.
  • To select more columns, move the mouse pointer at the top of the data till mouse pointer turned as a down arrow, and then move left or right by keep holding down the left mouse button.
  •  To select more rows, move the mouse pointer at the right of the data till mouse pointer turned as a right arrow, and then and then move up or down by keep holding down the left mouse button.

Selection Tips and Tricks in MS-Excel

Selection Tips and Tricks in MS-Excel using the shortcut keys:

Selection tips using the shortcut keys:

  1. To select column/s to the down, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Ctrl + Shift + ↓
  2. To select row/s to the right, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Ctrl + Shift + →
  3. To select column/s to the up, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Ctrl + Shift + ↑
  4. To select row/s to the left, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Ctrl + Shift + ←
  5. To select one by one cell to the down, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Shift + ↓
  6. To select one by one cell to the right, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Shift + →
  7. To select one by one cell to the up, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Shift + ↑
  8. To select one by one cell to the left, click the appropriate area of the data, and then press Shift + ←.
  • To select entire worksheet when your sheet has some data, click anywhere and then press Ctrl+ A for two times.
  • To select entire worksheet when your sheet doesn’t have  data, click anywhere and then press Ctrl+ A.

Though there are several ways to select text select in Excel, some of them may be of use to us and some are not. So many things related to in this selection tips and tricks article explained to you. We use the mouse or keyboard shortcuts to select them. So, I hope you have learned the tips and tricks you like. Thanks for reading this article.

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