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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| March 1st, 2010 | Posted in Word |

4 Comments on “F8 Key for Highlighting”

  1. 1
    March 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Now there is a comment!

  2. 2
    March 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    :-) welcome!

  3. 3
    Teresa Green 
    March 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

    wow thanks now i know about the mystery that is the F8 key

  4. 4
    March 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Here Teresa,welcome to the blog! I will put up an F4 tip in the next few days,cheersangela