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Selecting, copying, and moving in tables
Selecting tables, rows, and columns
Word offers multiple techniques for making selections in tables. For example, when you
want to select an entire table, you can use one of these quick methods:
Move the mouse pointer over the table to display the table move handle, and then
click it.
Click anywhere in the table to reveal the Table Tools contextual tabs, shown in
Figure 9.9. Click the Layout tab, and then click Select
Select Table in the Tables group.
FIGURE 9.9
Use the Layout contextual tab to access a number of table selection and
manipulation tools.
There is also a keyboard method for selecting tables, but it’s tough to remember and to use.
With the insertion point anywhere in the table, and Num Lock engaged, press Alt+Shift+5
on the numeric keypad. If Num Lock isn’t engaged, press Shift+5 on the number pad
instead. You also can click in the table and use KeyTips: Press Alt, and then press JLKT, one
key at a time. Another method is to use the arrow keys to move the insertion point to
the upper-left cell. Press and hold Shift, and use the Down Arrow and Right Arrow keys
to extend the selection highlight over all table cells.
Another table selection method involves dragging from outside the table after clicking
in the table. Dragging from a location diagonally above and to the left of the table move
handle down over the lower-right cell selects the entire table. Or, you can drag from outside
the lower-right corner to the upper-left cell until all cells are highlighted.
To select a row without using the Ribbon, move the mouse pointer into the margin to the
left of the row until it changes to a right-tilting arrow as shown in Figure 9.10, and click.
Drag to expand the selection to include contiguous rows, or Ctrl+click using the Select Row
pointer to select additional noncontiguous rows.
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