Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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WD 120
Word Chapter 2 Creating a Research Paper
To Select a Sentence
To drag-and-drop a sentence in the research paper, you fi rst must select the sentence. The following step
selects a sentence.
1
Position the mouse pointer in the
sentence to be moved (shown in
Figure 2–64).
Press and hold down the CTRL key.
While holding down the CTRL key,
click the sentence to select the
entire sentence.
dimmed Mini toolbar
automatically appears
when you select text
Release the CTRL key.
sentence
selected
space following
period automatically
included in selection
Figure 2–64
Other Ways
1. Drag through the
sentence
2. With insertion point at
beginning of sentence,
press CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT
ARROW until sentence is
selected
Selecting Text
In the previous steps and throughout Chapters 1 and 2, you have selected text.
Table 2–3 summarizes the techniques used to select various items with the mouse.
Table 2–3 Techniques for Selecting Items with the Mouse
Item To Select
Mouse Action
Block of text
Click at beginning of selection, scroll to end of selection, position mouse pointer at end of
selection, hold down SHIFT key and then click; or drag through the text
Character(s)
Drag through character(s)
Selecting Nonadjacent
Items
In Word, you can select
nonadjacent items,
that is, items not next
to each other. This is
helpful when you are
formatting multiple
items the same way. To
select nonadjacent items
(text or graphics), do the
following: select the fi rst
item, such as a word or
paragraph, as usual. Press
and hold down the CTRL
key. While holding down
the CTRL key, select any
additional items.
Document
Move mouse to left of text until mouse pointer changes to a right-pointing block arrow and
then triple-click
Graphic
Click the graphic
Line
Move mouse to left of line until mouse pointer changes to a right-pointing block arrow and
then click
Lines
Move mouse to left of fi rst line until mouse pointer changes to a right-pointing block arrow
and then drag up or down
Paragraph
Triple-click paragraph; or move mouse to left of paragraph until mouse pointer changes to
a right-pointing block arrow and then double-click
Paragraphs
Move mouse to left of paragraph until mouse pointer changes to a right-pointing block
arrow, double-click, and then drag up or down
Sentence
Press and hold down CTRL key and then click sentence
Word
Double-click the word
Words
Drag through words
 
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