Custom Highlighting in MS Word

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A reader recently wrote to me inquiring about highlighting in his documents. He found it highly annoying that MS Word highlights one line of text at a time.

My reply:

You can create a quick rectangle of highlighting at any location in your document and copy just what is residing in that rectangle, such as the first half of many lines or perhaps the middle of a paragraph. To make it even easier to understand, you can highlight vertically as well as horizontally.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Simply hold down your ALT key and highlight any which way you like.
  2. Once you have highlighted the text, you are able to copy, cut, format, etc., just as you always have.

How is that for pretty cool?

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