- If necessary start the Word program.
- Press Ctrl+O,
which is the keyboard shortcut to open a document. This will display the Open dialog box. Change to
the Word 2010 Basics folder and
double click on a file called Editing
to open that file.
- Click once in the middle of a word within
your document. Press the Shift key
down (and hold it down). Press the Left arrow key or Right arrow key
once. Then let go of the Shift key. As you can see you have just selected a
- Repeat the last operation using a different
word, but this time press the arrow key a few times. This allows you to select more than one
- Selecting a word is even easier. Double click on any word within the
document. The word is now selected.
- Experiment with selecting to the beginning of
a line. To do this click within any line
of text. While keeping the Shift key pressed, press the Home key. Release the Shift key.
- Experiment with selecting to the end of a
line. To do this click within any line
of text. While keeping the Shift key pressed, press the End key. Release the Shift key.
- Experiment with selecting an entire line of
text. To do this move the mouse pointer
to the left of the line which you wish to select, until the mouse pointer
changes from an I bar shape, to an arrow shape pointing upwards and to the right.
You are now in the “Selection Bar”,
a special screen area. Click once with the mouse button to select the line.
- Experiment with selecting a sentence. To do this, move the mouse pointer within the
sentence which you wish to select. Depress the CTRL key and then click within the sentence.
- Experiment with selecting a paragraph. To do this triple click within a paragraph.
- Experiment with selecting the entire
document. To do this press Ctrl+A.
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