January 5, 2012 |

Using F8 for Word Highlighting

In Microsoft Word (all versions), theĀ  F8 is one handy little key:

  • pressed twice, it selects the word around (or touching) the cursor
  • pressed three times it selects the whole sentence the cursor is sitting in
  • pressed four times it selects the whole paragraph the cursor is sitting in
  • pressed five times, it selects the whole document.
  • Select odd amounts: position the cursor where you wish to begin, press F8 and then use the cursors to extend the selection.
  • To escape from selecting selecting mode, press the Esc key.

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March 1, 2010 |

F8 Key for Highlighting

While the Shift key is good for highlighting in Word (click where you want to begin, hold down Shift and click where you want to finish), some people find it confusing, so there is always our pal the F8 key.

  1. Position the cursor where you want to begin highlighting
  2. Press the F8 key once.
  3. Use the cursor keys directional keys (e.g. arrows, home, end, page up or down), to move over the text you wish to highlight.
  4. When you have the appropriate amount highlighted, then format it or cut it or copy as you wish.

The F8 key works like this in both Microsoft Word and Excel.

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