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The Author Editor works like most word processors. When working with text, you select the content before you can apply formatting styles, delete text, or copy text. There are several ways to select text.

To select a continuous range of text by using the mouse:

To select:

Do this:

A word

Double-click the word

Any amount of text

Drag your mouse over the text

A large block of text

Click at the beginning of the selection, scroll to the end of the selection, hold down the SHIFT key and click

To select a continuous range of text by using the keyboard:

To select:

Use the keyboard:

One character to the left of the cursor

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

One character to the right
of the cursor

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To the beginning of a word

CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To the end of a word

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To the beginning of a line

SHIFT+HOME

To the end of a line

SHIFT+END

One line up

SHIFT+UP ARROW

One line down

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

To select the entire document

CTRL+A