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How to Select Text and Objects in Documents Using Writer 2013

In Kingsoft Writer, you can select text using the mouse, keyboard, or a combination of the two. However, if you select an object you can only use the mouse, or a combination of the two.

Selecting Text

The method for selecting text varies based upon the amount of text which is attempted to be selected. The methods are as follows:

1. To select a sentence or a word: double click the mouse on the sentence or word you wish to select.

2. To select a line: place the cursor to the left of text, when the pointer changes to an arrowhead, click.

3. To select several lines: place the cursor to the left of the text, click, and drag the cursor to the end of the last line you wish to select, then release the mouse.

4. To select a paragraph: double click to the left of the text that you want to select.

5. To select any size of text: place the cursor at the beginning, and click and drag the cursor to the end of the desired passage, then release.

When you wish to select the entire text either press <Ctrl+A> or go to the Editing section of the Home tab and choose Select All in the Select tab. Furthermore, when the cursor is at the beginning or the end of the desired passage, press <shift+ctrl+end> or <shift+ctrl+home> and you can select all the following or above text.

If you wish to cancel selecting choose any one of the following options:

1. Click the mouse in any location of the file.

2. Move the cursor using the keyboard.

Shortcut keys for text selection:

Keyboard Control Effect (based on the cursor position)
Shift+↑ Select a row above
Shift+↓ Select a row below
Shift+← Select a letter to the left
Shift+→ Select a letter to the right
Ctrl+Shift+← Select a word to the left
Ctrl+Shift+→ Select a word to the right
Ctrl+Shift+↑ Select everything up to the beginning of the paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+↓ Select everything down to the end of the paragraph
Shift+Home Select everything up to the beginning of the line
Shift+End Select everything down to the end of line
Shift+PageUp Select everything up to the last screen
Shift+PageDn Select everything down to the next screen
Ctrl+Shift+Home Select everything up to the beginning of the file
Ctrl+Shift+End Select everything down to the end of the file
Ctrl+A Select the entire file

Table: Keyboard shortcuts for selecting text 

Selecting an Object

There are numerous different methods to select an object. The difference between editing and selecting is that the former has the cursor flashing on the screen, suggesting that the character can be entered at the cursor, while the latter has no cursor, the replacement for the selected object will appear at the zoom point. This is shown in the following figure.

select object

Figure 1 Selecting and editing an object (text)

To select an object simply:

1. Click the object that you want to select.
2. If you want to select several objects, press Shift and click on every object you wish to select.
3. If you want to cancel the selection of an object you can;

  • a. Press Esc
  • b. Use the mouse to click outside the selected area
  • c. When several objects are selected, you can cancel the selection on some of them by holding the shift key pressed and clicking on those objects you wish to de-select.