Select an entire document


Keywords   ¬†select all;¬†selecting the whole file


This article tells you how to select the entire contents of the document body. For information on some other procedures, see the More information section.

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Select an entire document by using the keyboard

  • To select the entire contents of the document body, press CTRL+A.

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Select an entire document by using the mouse

To select the entire contents of the document body, do one of the following:

  • On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Select, and then click Select All.

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  • Move the pointer to the left of any text until it turns into a right-pointing arrow, and then triple-click.

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Applies to:
Word 2007