Be picky – select what YOU want – MS Word

August 22, 2005

Selecting large chunks of a Word document is easier when you use keyboard shortcuts instead of scrolling (ever get seasick trying to scroll down … too much, too fast … scroll up … woops!).

  • Use the F8 “Extend” key. Click where you want the selection to start. Press F8 key on your keyboard. Notice EXT appears in the Word status bar (bottom center of Word window). Use keyboard to extend the selection – you can use the Page Up or Page Down key, or arrow keys, to make a selection. To turn Extend off, pres the Esc key (Escape) on your keyboard.
  • Use Shift in combination with the desired navigation keys. For example, Shift + PgDn selects from the insertion point to the bottom of the page. Another example – Shift + Ctrl + End selects from the insertion point to the end of the document.
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