- Category: Microsoft Word
- Created: Friday, 12 August 2016 16:43
When you select a word, group of words or a paragraph in Word it highlights horizontally across the page. However, you may wish to select and edit text in a vertical list, here’s how to do it……
We will use the list below in Figure A below.
For this example we will vertically highlight all of the surnames.
- Place your cursor at the beginning of the word Surname.
- Hold down [Alt] key and click and drag the mouse over all the text in Surname column, highlighting all the surnames, see Figure B below.
- Then release the [Alt] key first and then the mouse button.
Once the text is highlighted you can format the text or delete it.
You can vertically select text anywhere on a page – Have a go!.
Note: The “[Alt] + mouse click/drag” may open the Word Research pane. When vertically selecting text, after highlighting the text ensure you release the [Alt] key before you let go of the mouse button.