Microsoft Office Selecting Secrets
Stop the Runaway Mouse
What's the "runaway mouse?" You've seen it...you may have even yelled at your computer when it happened. All you want to do is select (highlight) some text or data in a Microsoft Office document by dragging your mouse. Suddenly, your mouse has a mind of it's own and moves too far too fast. I've even heard people shout out "Whoa!" as they try to handle the out of control mouse.
What should you do? First, stop dragging your mouse! To stop the "runaway mouse" add some keyboard shortcuts. To begin, move to the top of the area you want to highlight. Then, press and hold down [Shift]. Move to the end of the area by pressing any directional keys such as the [Down] arrow or [Page Down]. Keep holding down [Shift] and continue moving to the end of text or data that you want to highlight. When you have the area you want then perform the next action: formatting, editing, etc.
Still like the mouse? Press and hold [Shift] and click to pick the end of the selection area even if it is at the end of the document. The key is not to drag; use the scroll bar if you need to make big moves.
Excel bonus: Okay, I admit there is a dragging trick in Excel. Instead of pulling harder on the mouse to move to the end of the selection, stop on the scroll bar. If you hop on and ride the scroll bar and gently pull the mouse, you can easily maintain control.
Easy Keyboard Selection Secret
Even better than the [Shift] key is a hidden selection trick. I compare this to taking the measurements of a large room--it's much easier with a friend holding the measuring tape at one end while you take your time to move to the other end. Ever have a measuring tape snap back when you try this yourself? The hidden trick is the [F8] function key.
To use this selection trick, simply:
1. Move to beginning of the selection area.
2. Press [F8] once.
3. Look in the bottom center or left corner of your status bar for EXT; don't expect anything to flash or pop up; EXT stands for Extend Selection.
4. Take your time moving to the end of the selection area with your keyboard and/or the mouse.
5. Perform the action to the selected area such as formatting, cut, copy, etc. The EXT mode turns off as soon as you do an action. Just move anywhere to clear the highlight. What if you change your mind and you want to turn off the Extend Selection without continuing? In Excel, press [F8] again or press [Esc]. In Word, press [Esc] to cancel. Move anywhere to clear the highlight.
Selecting Multiple Items
To select more than one item such as 2 different paragraphs in Word, 4 cells in Excel, 3 graphics in PowerPoint, or 10 files in Windows Explorer, choose either [Shift] or [Ctrl]. The basic steps work in Microsoft Office, Windows Explorer, and many other Windows programs.
To select a contiguous (touching) area use [Shift]:
1. Click once on the first item.
2. Press and hold [Shift].
3. Click on the last item that you want to highlight and everything in between will also be selected.
4. Perform an action such as formatting.
To select non-contiguous (unrelated) items use [Ctrl]:
1. Click one on the first item.
2. Press and hold [Ctrl] and, click on each of the other items, press [Ctrl] again to unselect.
3. Perform the action to finish working with the highlighted area. Some ideas for these options:
? Pick files from File > Open to open all of these at the same time in your Microsoft Office program.
? Choose multiple slides in the PowerPoint slide sorter to apply a transition.
? Highlight groups of cells or sections of text and apply formatting.
? Select drawing objects to group, move, or change formatting.
Selecting Tricks in Word With the Selection Bar
Have you ever used the selection bar? Just think of this as the left margin of your Word document. To locate the selection bar area, move your mouse to the left of text until it changes from an upper case "I" to a white arrow. Selection tricks to try with the selection bar:
? Click once to highlight entire line.
? Double-click to select the whole paragraph.
? Triple-click (can you do it?) to highlight the entire document (great for overall changes such as font formatting).
Easy Select All
To make changes to an entire document or file, press [Ctrl] + A to Select All or choose File > Select All (if available).
© 2004 by Dawn Bjork Buzbee
Dawn Bjork Buzbee is The Software Pro? and a certified Microsoft Office Expert and Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor. Dawn shares smart and easy ways to effectively use software and technology through her work as a speaker, trainer, and consultant. Visit http://www.SoftwarePro.com for great Microsoft Office software tips and tricks or to contact Dawn.
Goldman Sachs is planning on giving some of its most valuable software to Wall Street for free - CNBC
Everything Jim Cramer said about the stock market on 'Mad Money,' including retail earnings, Okta and Tableau Software CEOs - CNBC
Everything Jim Cramer said about the stock market on 'Mad Money,' including retail earnings, Okta and Tableau Software CEOs CNBC
Nokia's Head of Software Says 5G Development Progressing The New York Times
In the fast-growing e-purchasing software market, best-of-breed apps hold their own against suites - ZDNet
In the fast-growing e-purchasing software market, best-of-breed apps hold their own against suites ZDNet
Stocks To Watch: Top Software Stock In Buy Range As It Sets Up New Entry - Investor's Business Daily
Stocks To Watch: Top Software Stock In Buy Range As It Sets Up New Entry Investor's Business Daily
Global Dimensional Metrology Software Markets, 2015-2019 & 2023F - Demand for In-line and 3D Portable Optical Metrology Solutions Offer Considerable Growth Prospects - Yahoo Finance
Global Dimensional Metrology Software Markets, 2015-2019 & 2023F - Demand for In-line and 3D Portable Optical Metrology Solutions Offer Considerable Growth Prospects Yahoo Finance
Software Acquisition Group Inc. Announces Pricing of $130000000 Initial Public Offering - Business Wire
Software Acquisition Group Inc. Announces Pricing of $130000000 Initial Public Offering Business Wire
CineCast: Advice for Young Software Companies MarketScale Industries
People have noticed WeWork's 'sad' empty booth at a big software developer conference - Business Insider
People have noticed WeWork's 'sad' empty booth at a big software developer conference Business Insider
Dallas County commissioners delay vote on advancing controversial jail software - The Dallas Morning News
Dallas County commissioners delay vote on advancing controversial jail software The Dallas Morning News
Use of facial recognition software on driver license photos? Utah lawmakers don't like it. - Salt Lake Tribune
Use of facial recognition software on driver license photos? Utah lawmakers don't like it. Salt Lake Tribune
Cornerstone Stock: Workplace Software Maker Pushes Into Original Content - Investor's Business Daily
Cornerstone Stock: Workplace Software Maker Pushes Into Original Content Investor's Business Daily
Bosch Announces Major Updates In 4.0 Software Release For ADS Diagnostic Scan Tools - AftermarketNews.com (AMN)
Bosch Announces Major Updates In 4.0 Software Release For ADS Diagnostic Scan Tools AftermarketNews.com (AMN)
How a software bug triggered Westpac's woes The Australian Financial Review
Customize Your Keyboard And Mouse With New CHERRY KEYS Software Tool Ashland Daily Press
SecureCRT 8.7 and SecureFX 8.7 Beta Releases from VanDyke Software Introduce New Enhancements for Increased Efficiency and Streamlined Workflow - PRNewswire
SecureCRT 8.7 and SecureFX 8.7 Beta Releases from VanDyke Software Introduce New Enhancements for Increased Efficiency and Streamlined Workflow PRNewswire
Dublin considering office software options Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
DOC Management Software Market Find Uses in Android and IOS Industries Across The Globe (2020-2029) - Associated Press
DOC Management Software Market Find Uses in Android and IOS Industries Across The Globe (2020-2029) Associated Press
Fintech News: Goldman Sachs To Make Modeling Software 'Alloy' Open Source - International Business Times
Fintech News: Goldman Sachs To Make Modeling Software 'Alloy' Open Source International Business Times
Markforged and MSC Software Partner to Provide Simulation and Performance Tools to Customers - Business Wire
Markforged and MSC Software Partner to Provide Simulation and Performance Tools to Customers Business Wire
Transparency software set to go live with county's proposed 2020 budget NorthcentralPa.com
Commission, Assessor At Odds Over Software Mysullivannews
NTSB Hearing Blames Humans, Software And Policy For Fatal Uber Robocar Crash - But Mostly Humans - Forbes
NTSB Hearing Blames Humans, Software And Policy For Fatal Uber Robocar Crash - But Mostly Humans Forbes
Temenos Benchmarks Its Cloud-native Digital Banking Software on AWS and Proves Its Ability to Handle Over Half the World's Banking Transaction Volumes on a Single Instance of the Software - Business Wire
Temenos Benchmarks Its Cloud-native Digital Banking Software on AWS and Proves Its Ability to Handle Over Half the World's Banking Transaction Volumes on a Single Instance of the Software Business Wire
iOffice acquires ManagerPlus, provider of asset and maintenance management software - Modern Materials Handling
iOffice acquires ManagerPlus, provider of asset and maintenance management software Modern Materials Handling
Aegis Software Announces Latest FactoryLogix Release, Enabling Less Friction, More Intelligence, and Greater Agility - Business Wire
Aegis Software Announces Latest FactoryLogix Release, Enabling Less Friction, More Intelligence, and Greater Agility Business Wire
Partners HealthCare Selects Laurel Bridge Software for Enterprise-Wide Medical Image Workflow Automation - PRNewswire
Partners HealthCare Selects Laurel Bridge Software for Enterprise-Wide Medical Image Workflow Automation PRNewswire
Global Video Management Software Market 2019-2023| Evolving Opportunities with Honeywell International Inc. and Johnson Controls | Technavio - Business Wire
Global Video Management Software Market 2019-2023| Evolving Opportunities with Honeywell International Inc. and Johnson Controls | Technavio Business Wire
GoodFirms Highlights the Reliable Software Providers for Varied Segments of Industries - Nov 2019 - PRNewswire
GoodFirms Highlights the Reliable Software Providers for Varied Segments of Industries - Nov 2019 PRNewswire
Despite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) Still Undervalued? - Simply Wall St
Despite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) Still Undervalued? Simply Wall St
Senior Software Engineer Manager - Vrbo Built In Austin
VNSNY Incorporates Netsmart Software HomeCare
Groundbreaking Production Software Enhances Winery Efficiency and Bottom Line - wineindustryadvisor.com
Groundbreaking Production Software Enhances Winery Efficiency and Bottom Line wineindustryadvisor.com
AMS Names New CEO as Software Product Gains Traction Greentech Media News
What Type Of Shareholder Owns Ahsay Backup Software Development Company Limitedâ€™s (HKG:8290)? - Simply Wall St
What Type Of Shareholder Owns Ahsay Backup Software Development Company Limitedâ€™s (HKG:8290)? Simply Wall St
Software buy provides exit for August Equity Insider Media
Dallas County gambled tens of millions building its own software. Is it time to fold TechShare? - The Dallas Morning News
Dallas County gambled tens of millions building its own software. Is it time to fold TechShare? The Dallas Morning News
iOffice to acquire asset maintenance management software provider Hippo CMMS - Modern Materials Handling
iOffice to acquire asset maintenance management software provider Hippo CMMS Modern Materials Handling
Rising Importance of Software Consulting Market Massive Growth 2019-2028 | Emerging Players: Atos SE, Accenture plc - Sound On Sound Fest
Rising Importance of Software Consulting Market Massive Growth 2019-2028 | Emerging Players: Atos SE, Accenture plc Sound On Sound Fest
Parasoft Addresses CWE Software Weaknesses -- ADTmag ADT Magazine
Real-Time Simulation Software Discovery Live Released Interesting Engineering
U.S. Software Company Discloses Potential Sanctions Violations Wall Street Journal
Open Invention Network teams up with IBM, Linux Foundation, and Microsoft to protect open-source software from patent trolls - ZDNet
Open Invention Network teams up with IBM, Linux Foundation, and Microsoft to protect open-source software from patent trolls ZDNet
Why CyberArk Software Is a Speculative Investment The Motley Fool
A Software Error Costs This Burger King Franchisee $8.3 Million The Motley Fool
Cloudflare's Cybersecurity and Web Delivery Software Surges in Its First Post-IPO Report - The Motley Fool
Cloudflare's Cybersecurity and Web Delivery Software Surges in Its First Post-IPO Report The Motley Fool
Microsoft Business Solutions - Navision Customization: C/SIDE, C/ODBC, C/FRONT, XBRL
Microsoft bought Navision, Denmark based software development company, along with Great Plains Software. Now Microsoft Business Solutions offers following ERP applications: Navision (former Navision Attain), Microsoft Great Plains (former Great Plains Dynamics/eEnterprise), Solomon, Axapta.
Two Reasons to Use Timesheet Software
This short paper will expand on two key reasons to move to a computerized timesheet system at your company. There are more than two reasons of course, but these will be expanded on at a later date.
Healthcare Preventive Maintenance Software
Healthcare facilities such as clinics, hospitals, and biomedical laboratories can benefit greatly if up to date CMMS software is used. Healthcare CMMS programs will help with the maintenance of the building, alerting workers when items such as automatic doors, light fixtures, and plumbing structures are due for checkups.
Mozilla Vs. Firefox
For those who are unclear on the differences between the Mozilla package (Netscape is also comparable to Mozilla except they're two different companies) and Firefox / Thunderbird, here it is: Mozilla is a complete package meaning it comes with email, browser, address book, newsgroup, and chat applications integrated.FireFox is a stand-alone browser application.
Industry Experts Answer the One Million-dollar Question - Why Genie Backup Manager?
Many reasons made GBM a unanimous choice for experts, one of them is the fact that with the set of features it offers, it's definitely the easiest to use."Genie Backup Manager Professional has a clear, simple interface which lets you manage the application without problems and in just a few minutes," the UK's Personal Computer World (PCW) stated in its Feb 2005 review of GBM, in which it selected the application for its Highly Recommended award.
Corel WordPerfect 7 Macro Programming Example
Case study: A secretary using Corel WordPerfect 7 is often required to carry out calculations and insert the values into invoices or other documents.She does this by entering calculations into either a real calculator and transcribing the answer, or the Microsoft calculator and copying then pasting the result into the document.
.Net Charts and Graphs Interact with Businesses and Customers
Bar charts, bar graphs, and any other chart or graph used in financial statements, inventory reports, sales reports, and a slew of other types of reports have typically been paper reports or online reports depicting various levels of complex information for tracking, investing, planning, and buying. However, until the .
Microsoft CRM or Siebel
Siebel is traditional CRM market leader, however and mostly due to recession 200-2003, Siebel lost sizable portion of CRM market to new tiger, such as Microsoft CRM. Microsoft CRM s recent (2001) CRM answer from Microsoft and attempt top get market share from traditional vendors: Siebel, Oracle, Onyx.
Photoshop Files and Formats
People often ask me: What image file formats will Photoshop open or save in? What are the advantages/disadvantages?Photoshop has the capability to open and save many different graphic files. Here are some of the most popular ones.
IT Strategy for Midsize Business: Microsoft vs. Java, Great Plains & CRM
Midsize business or non-profit organization should decide if one-vendor solution would be appropriate and the associated risk acceptable. In our opinion, balancing the risk of one-vendor-approach is not economically feasible and should be avoided.
Microsoft CRM Integration with IBM Lotus Notes Domino - Machinery Dealership Example
IBM Lotus Notes with Domino email server is traditional document workflow management solution for large corporate business, where you need audit trail on approval cycle and decision making. Microsoft Business Solutions CRM is very cost efficient solution to automate sales process.
Microsoft Great Plains Integrations - Tips for Developer
In this short FAQ style article we would like to introduce you - software developer, programmer, database administrator into Microsoft Great Plains Integration tools and optionsMicrosoft Great Plains is main Microsoft Business Solutions product for US mid-market. Historically Great Plains Software designed Great Plains Dynamics and Dynamics C/S+ as multiplatform application and the integration was possible via Great Plains Dexterity or Dexterity-based end user tools, such as Import Utility and later on via Integration Manager.
Do You Know These Facts About Spyware ?
Imagine something that follows you home and sets itself up in your house. It eats your food, enjoys your drinks, reads everything you bring home or purchase.
You probably didn't casually invite, or extend a formal attendance request to, these undesirables known as viruses.Regardless of your opinions, such cyber-nomads may call on you, complete and active, with their destructive payloads.
Microsoft Great Plains Furniture & Fixtures - Implementation & Customization Highlights
Microsoft Great Plains, former Great Plains Software Dynamics / eEnterprise was introduced in 1993 as first Microsoft Windows and Macintosh based graphical accounting/ERP application for Mid-Size businesses. Considering the history of furniture retailer and custom assembly lines - they showed up on the market about five decades ago and they have automated their business operations with Unix-based businesses in the late 1960th and earlier 1970th.
eConnect: eCommerce Development for Microsoft Great Plains
Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains has several options to enable web ordering. Traditionally Great Plains Dynamics/eEnterprise had eOrder - this is ASP pages based ordering application, enabling you to place or retrieve your Sales Order Processing (SOP) Sales Orders over the web.
The Hidden Power of Online Manual
Writing software manuals is boring, isn't it? We often think: "My software is easy to use. The user interface is intuitive.
Windows Screensavers Explained
In this article you will find some background information about screensavers and their history. You will also learn how Windows screensavers differ from other programs and how you can use it to your own advantage.
Microsoft Great Plains POP: Purchase Order Processing - Overview For Consultants
Great Plains Purchase Order Processing (POP) module makes up one-third of the core Great Plains Inventory and Order Processing group (the other two being Inventory Management and Sales Order Processing). POP seamlessly integrates with other Great Plains modules (GL, PM, FA, SOP, etc.
Constructionalist Parsing - Deciphering Natural Language
The research in the field of Natural Language Processing usually assumes the existence of a syntactic "Generative Engine" that combines words and word-like elements into syntactic structures, and then sometimes displaces them by "syntactic movement". A Linguistic Parser must "undo" all the effects of syntactic movement, which results in a structure where the relations between the words are represented more directly.
|home | site map|