Selecting

You can select text anywhere in the document or in any other open documents.
That means some ways of selecting the text work with the mouse pointer and others don't.
You can select an area of specific text by using the Alt key. Click the area to begin your selection and hold down Alt while dragging with the right mouse button



Selecting a Word

Double click on the word with the left mouse button.


Selecting part of a Word

Hold down Shift and use the arrow keys to increase the selection.


Selecting several Adjacent Words

Click inside the first word and then drag the mouse to increase the selection.


Selecting several Non Adjacent Words

Select the first word, hold down Ctrl and select the additional words.


Selecting a Line of Text

Move the cursor to the left margin area, point it at the line of text and click once


Selecting a Sentence

To select a sentence hold down the Ctrl key and click anywhere in the sentence

To extend a whole sentence, hold down Ctrl and click anywhere in the sentence


Selecting several Lines of Text

Click and drag in the left margin.


Selecting a Paragraph

1) Treble click inside any word within the paragraph
2) Move the cursor next to the left of the paragraph (until it changes to a right pointing arrow) and then double-click.


Selecting a large Block of Text

Click at the start, scroll to the end and then hold down Shift and press the last point of the selection.


Selecting the Whole Document

1) Selecting (Edit > Select All) .
2) Using the shortcut key (Ctrl + A).
3) Move the cursor next to the left of the paragraph (until it changes to a right pointing arrow) and then triple-click.


Selecting a Rectangular Block

Hold down Alt and drag with the mouse.


Using Extend Mode (F8)

Press F8 to activate the EXTend in the status bar, keep pressing to select the required amount of text, eg, once = a word, twice = a sentence, three times = a paragraph, four times = a section and five times selects the whole document. press (Shift + F8) to reduce the selection one step at a time and to cancel the selection press Escape.


Important

(Shift + End) - Selects from the insertion point to the end of the line
To select a line position the pointer in the selection bar next to the line and click once
You can quickly deselect the text by clicking anywhere outside the current selection or by pressing any of the arrow keys.


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