Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Click the mouse to select text
A speedy way to select specific sizes of chunks of text is to match the power of the mouse with the
dexterity of your index finger. Table 6-2 explains some clicking-and-selecting techniques worth
Would you rather select text by letter or by word?
When you’re selecting more than a single word, the mouse tends to grab text a full word at a time. If you
want Word to select text by characters rather than by words (which is what I prefer), follow these steps:
1. Choose the Options command from the File tab’s menu.
2. Choose Advanced from the list on the left side of the Word Options window.
3. Under the Editing Options heading, remove the check mark by the item labeled When
Selecting Automatically Select Entire Word.
4. Click OK.
Select text with the old poke-and-point