Place your cursor pointer next to the text then left click the mouse and holding it down move it over desired text then release it. The text will now be automatically selected.
Some of the shortcuts for selecting this text are:
- To select just a single word, double click within that word
- To select an entire paragraph, triple click within that paragraph
- To select an entire document, in Home tab, in the Editing group, click Select and then choose the Select All option or press CTRL+A
- Shift + Arrow; hold down the shift key and then press the arrow key to select the text in the direction of the arrow key. There are three arrow keys, so that you can select the text in these three different directions.
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