Word - How to correctly select a paragraph, sentence, word, or the entire document with the mouse

Posted on:  04/28/2021
Word - How to correctly select a paragraph, sentence, word, or the entire document with the mouse

Selecting a word, sentence, paragraph, or the entire document in MS Word is easy. Here is a short video on how to correctly select with the mouse.

Word - triple click a word to select a paragraph

Word - triple click a word to select a paragraph

How do I select text in Word with the mouse?

  • Paragraph - triple click a word or double click in the selection bar.
  • Sentence - hold CTRL and click a word.
  • Word - double click a word.
  • Document - triple click in the selection bar.
Selection Bar in Microsoft Word

Selection Bar in Microsoft Word

YouTube video

Video chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:17 Add filler text to a document
  • 00:33 Selecting a paragraph
  • 01:00 Selecting with the selection bar
  • 01:23 Select entire document
  • 01:34 Select a sentence
  • 01:50 Selecting a word
  • 02:17 Select whole lines
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Chris Menard

Chris Menard is a Senior Training Specialist at SurePoint Technologies. Chris is certified in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Menard has a YouTube channel with other 600 technology videos covering Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Outlook, Gmail, Google Calendar, and other resources that over 7 million viewers have very appreciated. Because of Chris's certification and expertise with Microsoft, Chris is a proud member of Microsoft's Creator Team. Being a member of Microsoft's Creator Teams means many of his videos are available on Microsoft 365 YouTube channel and Microsoft support websites.

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