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Detailed Guides: Editing your Document

This section of the guide will cover more advanced features of data editing. This section focuses entirely on text data. For working with other types of data, please see the section entitled More than just text .

Selecting Text

For many editing and formatting functions in KWord, certain actions (bold face, underline,etc.) should be applied to a certain section of text, not the document as a whole. You specify which text should be altered by selecting (or highlighting) the text you want changed.

Selected text has a colored background to separate it from unselected text.

For example:

Kword selectedText.png

Select text by designating a start and an end point. All the text in between the start and end point is selected text.

Text can be selected with either the mouse or the keyboard.

Using The Mouse

To select text with the mouse, place the mouse pointer at the start point. Click and hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse pointer. This selects all text between the initial click of left mouse button and the current position of the mouse cursor. When the mouse pointer is at the desired end point, release the button. The start and endpoints will become fixed.

Using The Keyboard

To use the keyboard, KWord takes the initial position of the text cursor as the start point. Use the following key combinations to move the endpoint to the desired location.

Key Combination Function
Shift+Left Arrow Moves the endpoint one character to the left.
Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow Moves the endpoint one word to the left.
Shift+Right Arrow Moves the endpoint one character to the Right.
Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow Moves the endpoint one word to the Right.
Shift+Up Arrow Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the character directly up one line.
Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the first character of the line directly above.
Shift+Down Arrow Shift+Down Arrow Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the character directly down one line.
Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the last character of the line directly below.
Shift+Home Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the beginning of the line.
Ctrl+Shift+Home Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the beginning of the document.
Shift+End Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the end of the line.
Ctrl+Shift+End Selects all characters from the start of the selection, to the end of the document.
Shift+Page-Up Moves the current endpoint one screen up.
Ctrl+Shift+Page-Up Moves the current endpoint one page up. The endpoint is located at the first character of this page.
Shift+Page-Down Moves the current endpoint down one screen.
Ctrl+Shift+Page-Down Moves the current endpoint down one page. The endpoint is locate at the first character of this page.
Ctrl+A Select all text in the current frameset.

Once the start and endpoints have been defined, all text between the startpoint and endpoint is selected.

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