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Highlighting (or Selecting) Text

To highlight a word, double click on the word with your cursor.  Or, click and drag your cursor from the start of the word to the end and release. 

To highlight a sentence, hold down the CTRL key and click on any word in the sentence.  Or, click and drag your cursor from the start of the sentence to the end of the sentence and release.

To highlight a paragraph. triple click on any word in the paragraph.  Or, click and drag your cursor from the start of the paragraph to the end of the paragraph and release.

To highlight an entire document, hit CTRL and A.  This will select all of the text. 



    This guide provides an introduction to some common features of Microsoft Word.  It also offers some helpful tips and introductions to more advanced features and tools in Microsof Office. 

    This guide references Microsoft Office 2010 in the PC version.  The Mac version has the same features, but they are accessed differently. 

    For more information, help, and troubleshooting visit Microsoft Word Support.


    Moving Through Your Document

    To move through your document, you have several options.  Scroll through the document using the scrollbar on the right hand side of the document.

    You can also use the arrow keys to move throughout the text.  Click in the document, and then use the arrows to change the location of your cursor.


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