Highlighting Text in Microsoft Word

Highlighting text is perhaps the most popular tool of all and the basis for working in Microsoft Word. Many people think that there is nothing simpler than selecting a part of a document; to some extent they are right, however, it should be noted that, having understood even such a simple tool, you will be able to quickly solve some tasks while working with documents. The ability to properly use this tool will help you significantly improve the efficiency of work in Word. In this article we will look at how to select all the text in Word and talk about how to do it correctly. Let's figure it out. Go!

If you need to select the entire document, instead of using the mouse cursor and wait until you reach the end of the document, just in the toolbar, in the Edit section, click the Select button, and in the list of options that appears, select All ". You can make it even easier by using the key combination Ctrl + A.

Also there is an easy way to mark the entire line. Again, you can make it even faster and easier than with an approach that is more popular among users. Place the cursor in the left margin of the page so that it is displayed in the other direction and click once with the left mouse button. Done! One click and the task is completed. You can use this method to immediately capture several lines in a row. To do this, hold down the left mouse button, smoothly moving it down.

Now consider the more complex tasks. For example, mark a block of text. Set the starting point by clicking on it. Then hold Shift and in the same way set the end point of the marked area. Is done. It is done.

To instantly select one word, double-click on it with the mouse.

All of the above can be done even without the help of a mouse. More on this later in the article.

To mark a line, position the cursor at its beginning (using the arrows on the keyboard), hold down the Shift button and press the End key. The same can be repeated in another direction, in this case, instead of End, you must press Home.

To select a paragraph, use the key combination Shift + Ctrl and the arrow. Holding Shift + Ctrl, press the up arrow or down, depending on where the cursor is. The same combination applies in case you need to mark a word. Only instead of the up / down arrows, use left / right.

Now you know everything you need to quickly and efficiently highlight text in Microsoft Word. As you can see, there is nothing difficult in this, and you can be convinced of the effectiveness of the considered methods in practice, saving a lot of time. Write in the comments if this article has helped you and ask any questions you may have about the topic considered.