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…
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?
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.