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Select an Entire Table

Friday, August 24th, 2007 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word

Select an Entire Table

Working with a table in MS Word?

Finding out you need to select the entire table to oh, let’s say, change the font or format the borders or whatever? The list could go on and on.

What do you do?

Do you select the first cell, hold the mouse button down and drag, hoping not to miss anything by releasing the mouse button too early or accidentally highlighting the lines below the table?

Or, maybe you like the Shift key technique. You know, where you select the first cell, hold down the Shift key and then select the last cell. That’s not a bad plan, unless the last cell is pages and pages away and you’ve got to scroll to get there.

Looking for a better selection process?

Well, here are a couple of quick and easy selection processes for MS Word tables.

To select the entire table, you could:

  • Press the Alt key while double clicking on the table. (You’ll find that a single click selects the entire column and it takes a double click to get the whole thing).

  • Click on the move handle of the table (found in the upper left corner).

  • Click on the resize handle of the table (found in the bottom right corner).

Any way you choose, it beats the old drag and scroll methods!

~ April

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