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Alt Highlighting in MS Word

Have you ever found it annoying that MS Word highlights text in lines? That is, it moves the highlight through the document one line at a time.

Ever wish you could just create a quick rectangle at any location and copy only what’s in the rectangle? You know, maybe the first half of many lines of text or the middle of a paragraph.

The good news is you can do that with just one extra key!

Next time you go to highlight part of a Word document hold down the Alt key as you drag the mouse pointer.

You will find that you can highlight any shape of rectangle you wish.

Once you release the mouse button, you’ll be able to copy, cut, format and whatever else you need to do, just like always.

It’s highlighting freedom like you never imagined possible!