(How-to) 10 ways to Select Text in a Word Document [Microsoft Office 2010]



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How to Select All

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This wikiHow teaches you how to select every selectable item on your computer, phone, or tablet screen at once. While the number of selectable items will vary depending on what's on your screen and whether you're using a computer or a phone, using the "Select All" command is relatively straightforward in most cases.

Quick Summary

  • To select all in Windows, pressCtrl+A.
  • To select all in macOS, pressCommand+A.
  • To select all on a mobile phone or tablet, tap and hold any part of the text, then tapSelect All.
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Steps

On Windows

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut.On any screen, window, or page on your computer, you can select every selectable item by pressing a couple of keys at the same time:
    • Click the window or page that you want to select.
    • Press and at the same time.
  2. Use the Windows Explorer.If you're in a File Explorer window (e.g., your documents orThis PC), you can use the menu items in the upper-left side of the window to select all:
    • Click a folder whose contents you want to select on the left side of the window.
    • ClickHomein the upper-left corner of the window.
    • ClickSelect allin the "Select" section of the toolbar at the top of the window.
  3. Use the right-click menu.If your mouse has a right button, you can right-click most text or web pages to prompt the right-click drop-down menu and then clickSelect All.
    • If you don't have a right mouse button, use two fingers on your mouse's trackpad button or tap the trackpad with two fingers to bring up the drop-down menu.

On Mac

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut.On any screen, window, or page on your computer, you can select every selectable item by pressing a couple of keys at the same time:
    • Click the window or page that you want to select.
    • PressCommandand at the same time.
  2. Use the menu.To do so, open a page on which you want to select items, then clickEditin the upper-left side of the screen and clickSelect allin the drop-down menu.
    • IfSelect allis greyed out, you can't use select all on the current page.

On iPhone

  1. Open a writing app.You can't use "Select All" on a regular iPhone screen (e.g., inside of the Settings app or on the Home Screen), but you can select all text on a Notes or Word app page.
    • This will also work for your writing in the Messages app.
  2. Tap the page.This will place your cursor on the page.
  3. Tap and hold a piece of text.A pop-up magnifier will appear after a moment.
  4. Release your finger.Once the magnifier appears, you can release your finger; at this point, a pop-up bar will appear above the text.
  5. TapSelect All.It's in the pop-up bar. Doing so will select all text on the page.

On Android

  1. Open an app with a text field.You can only use the "Select All" feature for your own writing.
    • For example, you might open a Word document.
  2. Tap the text field.This will place your cursor in the text field.
  3. Tap and hold the text you want to select.After a moment, a menu will appear at the top of the screen (or above the text).
  4. TapSelect all.It's at the top of the screen. This will select all of the text on the page.
    • In some cases, theSelect allbutton will resemble four squares arranged into one big square.
    • Some apps will have different contextual versions ofSelect all.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    How do I copy and paste on Windows 7?
    Community Answer
    On any modern Windows computer, use {keypress|Ctrl|C} to copy and {keypress|Ctrl|V} to paste.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I paste one page of a document?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Highlight it with the mouse. Right-click it and select and click copy. Click on the area you wish to put the text, then right-click and paste.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do you paste once you've selected with Apple?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Either press Control and the "V" key at the same time, or right-click (do this on a touchpad by clicking with two fingers; if you have a mouse, press control, then click while holding). Select "paste."
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I select all in a document?
    Stardust Rain
    Community Answer
    Ctrl + A should do it, depending on what website you're on.
    Thanks!
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