Here’s A Tip: Highlighting Text In Microsoft Word – Break From The Norm And Be A Little Bit ALTernative, I Dare Ya…

When you use Microsoft Word there are lots of ways to highlight/select text using the mouse or keyboard shortcuts but these will only highlight/select the text in a horizontal…

What do I mean by that?

Usually, it is the case that we do want to highlight/select a full sentence or paragraph but I always like to be a bit different. What if I wanted to highlight/select only half a paragraph or block of text i.e. everything from the left hand margin to the centre only?

Why would I want to you might ask, well, there’s always someone, somewhere who likes to do something alternative to the norm.

So, how would I do that? Simple – I want to do something alternative so let me introduce you to the ALT key, give him a press while clicking and dragging your mouse up/down to highlight/select the text.

Viola – I have selected the first half of a bunch of paragraphs…

 

ALT

 

 

I could now paste this crazy selection anywhere I want and carry on living on the edge just because I can!

Do you find a need for this? What are your favourite hints & tips?

 

Be more productive...
Be more productive…

 

This post is part of my productivity hints & tips series. To see more take a look at the archive or click on Productivity in the category cloud on this page.

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