30 Ways to Select Text in MS Word – 2022

There are several selection techniques are provided in Word and Excel. These selection techniques include shortcut keys, mouse, and other commands to select all the text, paragraphs, lines, words, characters, any block and vertical selection.

To learn all these tips and tricks, you should read all the articles given below to become a master.

30 Selection Tips and Tricks in Word

30 Selection Tricks in Word
30 Ways to Select Text in MS Word
30 Ways to Select Text in MS Word
TermShortcutDescription
Select AllCtrl+ASelect all the text in a word document
Select AllMouseSelecting from the start to end of the content in a word document by keep holding down the left mouse button
Select AllMouseSelecting  from the top left of a margin to the bottom left of a margin by keep holding down the left mouse button
Select AllMouseTriple-click on the left Margin which is towards the left of the current Paragraph that you want to select.
Select AllCtrl+Shift+EndSelects all the contents from the end of the document to the beginning.
Select AllCtrl+Shift+HomeSelects all the contents from the beginning of the document to the beginning.
Select AllGo to Home the tab →Editing Group →Select → Select AllSelect all the text in a word document
Select all the Text with Similar FormattingGo to the home tab →Editing Group →Select → Select All Text with Similar FormattingSelects all the text with Similar Formatting in a Document (need to place the cursor at any one of the text formatting)
One Paragraph SelectionMouseSelecting from the start to end of the paragraph by keep holding down the left mouse button
One Paragraph SelectionMouseDouble-click on the left Margin which is towards the left of the current Paragraph that you want to select.
One Paragraph SelectionMouseTriple-click within the Paragraph
One-Line SelectionLeft Mouse ButtonSelecting from the start to end of a Line by keep holding down the left mouse button
One-Line SelectionLeft Mouse ButtonOne-click on the left Margin which is towards the left of the current Paragraph that you want to select.
One-Line SelectionShift+EndSelects one line from the beginning to the end
One-Line SelectionShift+HomeSelects one line from the ending to the beginning
One Word SelectionMouseSelect a word from the beginning to end
One Word SelectionDouble ClickDouble-click within the word to select it
One Word SelectionCtrl + Double click within the wordSelect one by one word wherever as much as you want
Words / Lines / Paragraphs / SelectionCtrl + SelectSelect one by one words/Lines/Paragraphs/ wherever as much as you want
One Character SelectionShift + →Selects one or one by one Character to the right
One Character SelectionShift + ←Selects one or one by one Character to the left
One-Line SelectionShift + ↓Selects one or one by one Line to the down
One-Line SelectionShift + ↑Selects one or one by one Line to the up
One Word SelectionCtrl + Shift + →Selects one or one by one Word to the right
One Word SelectionCtrl + Shift + ←Selects one or one by one Word to the left
One Paragraph SelectionCtrl + Shift + ↓Selects one or one by one Paragraph  to the down
One Paragraph SelectionCtrl + Shift + ↑Selects one or one by one Paragraph to the up
One Sentence SelectionCtrl + Click within the sentenceSelects the whole sentence, not just a line
Any block/Part SelectionClick + Shift+ ClickSelect any block/part of the Particular Line, Sentence, or Paragraph
Vertical SelectionAlt + DragSelect any block/part of the text vertically.

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

How to select text in Microsoft Word?

Selecting text in the word is much easy.  There are several tips, tricks, and shortcut keys exist. As per word users, word has around 30 selection keyboard shortcuts and tricks. To learn all these, click the link to continue.

How to select text in Microsoft Excel?

Selecting text in Excel is much easy.  There are several tips, tricks, hidden secrets and shortcut keys that exist.  To continue reading, click the link to continue.

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