Microsoft Word - Four Quick Ways To Select An Entire Document (Word 97/2000/2002/v. X/2003)


When you want to format your whole document, you have to select all of the text in the document. This can be tricky, especially when you-re dealing with a long document. Fortunately, you don't have to drag the mouse from one end of the document to the other if you want to select the whole document. Here are four alternatives:


  1. Triple click in the left margin
  2. While pressing [Ctrl] ([command] in v. X), click once in the left margin
  3. Press [Ctrl]A ([command]A in v. X)
  4. Press [F8] repeatedly until the entire document is selected

This takes about 5 clicks. When you want to deselect the text, press [Esc] and click anywhere in the document.

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