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This chapter is from the book

Selecting Text

To edit your text and assign various formatting, you must first learn how to select the text you want to modify. Selecting text is as easy as clicking or dragging, or a combination of both. There are a variety of text selection techniques you can apply, whether you’re selecting a single character, a word, a sentence, a paragraph, or even an entire document.


circle_1.jpg To select by dragging, click and drag across the character, word, or paragraph you want to select.

circle_2.jpg Selected text appears highlighted in the document.

circle_3.jpg You can double-click within a word to select a single word in the document.

circle_4.jpg To select a paragraph, triple-click anywhere in the paragraph.


circle_5.jpg You can also select text by clicking in the margin. To select a line of text, click in the margin directly left of the line.

circle_6.jpg To select a paragraph, double-click in the margin.

circle_7.jpg To select the entire document, triple-click in the margin.

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