To make changes to a piece of text, particularly formatting changes, you need to start by selecting that text. Selecting exactly what you need in a document is pretty vital. This movie will explore the various options for selecting multiple items at one time, selecting large pieces of text, and adding or removing items from a selection.
- [Voiceover] To make changes to a piece of text,…particularly formatting changes,…I need to start by selecting that text.…Selecting exactly what you need in a document…can be pretty vital.…So let's check out some options…for getting really precise with what you select.…Now of course, to select something normally,…I just place my mouse cursor to one side of it,…I click and hold the mouse button down,…drag across it and let go,…and that item is selected.…I can click somewhere else on the page to deselect it.…Or if I do just want to select one individual word,…I can double click on that word and it's selected.…
So that's pretty simple.…That's a normal selection.…But how about this?…What if you want to select multiple items at the same time?…Let's say I want to go through this paragraph,…find all of the mentions of a vitamin…and make those bold.…Well, I could select one, make it bold,…then select another and make that bold, and so on.…But there's a much easier way.…I can actually select several things at the same time.…
Note: These tutorials apply to both the Windows and Mac versions of Word 2016.
- Recognize what the default font size option allows you to do.
- Identify the best way to run updates for Word.
- Recall where you should apply a drop cap for effect.
- Name the option you should use if you need to count the spaces between words in a document.
- Identify how to keep the spell-checker from becoming a nuisance while working on a document.
- Explain when you should compress all of the pictures in your document.