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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Selecting and dragging text

When you want to select information on the page, message, worksheet, or slide, you drag the mouse pointer over the information you want to select. This highlights the selected content on the screen. Once the data is selected, you can do all sorts of things with it: cut, copy, or move it; apply formatting settings to it; perform calculations with it; animate it; and much more, depending upon what you’ve selected and what app you’re using.

Dragging to select text

  1. Point to the beginning of the information you want to select and then press and hold the mouse button.

  2. Drag to the end of the content you want to select.

    The selected text or data is clearly highlighted. You can then choose a ribbon tool, select an option ...

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