Dan's Tech Tips: Selecting, Copying/Pasting And Cutting Text In Word 2007 Text can be selected in small and large amounts. To select text, use these commands: Small amounts of text can be done by adding shift toa windows command. Select the next letter SHIFT-RIGHT ARROW Select the previous letter SHIFT-LEFT ARROW Select to the same column in the next row SHIFT-DOWN ARROW Select to the same column in the previous row SHIFT-UP ARROW Select to the end of the line SHIFT-END Select to the beginning of the line SHIFT-HOME Select to the next screen SHIFT-PAGE DOWN Select to the previous screen SHIFT-PAGE UP Larger amounts of text can be selected by adding the control along with shift. When you add the control key with shift while selecting textwhen selecting text allows for Below are the commands for selecting larger amounts of text. select the next word CTRL-SHIFT-RIGHT ARROW Select the previous word CTRL-SHIFT-LEFT ARROW Select to the end of the paragraph CTRL-SHIFT-DOWN ARROW Select to the beginning of the paragraph CTRL-SHIFT-UP ARROW Select to the end of the page CTRL-SHIFT-PAGE DOWN Select to the beginning of the page CTRL-SHIFT-PAGE UP Select to the end of the document CTRL-SHIFT-END Select to the beginning of the document CTRL-SHIFT-PAGE UP You can remove selection from all text by pressing any ARROW KEY.To remove selection from a block of text, use the commands shown below.. remove selection from one character, press SHIFT-LEFT ARROW. Move to the beginning of selected text and remove selection, press the left arrow. Move to the end of selected text and remove the selection, press the rightarrow. When text is selected, Touching any key could overwrite or delete the text. To review selected text and insure you have selected the text you wanted to select, use the Window-Eyes command to read the marked text.Press CTRL-SHIFT-M to read the selected text. The JAWS command for checking if text is selected is shift-insert-down arrow. This will also say "no text selected" if there is none highlighted. Cutting, Copying, Pasting and Undo After text is selected, it can be copied or cut and placed in a new location within a document, among documents or even in another application.Text can be copied from Word to a form on the Internet, an email, or address book entry.Any edit field in Windows will accept copied or cut text. When text is cut or copied, it's placed in a special part of your computer's memory called the clipboard.The clipboard is in the RAM memory of your computer.RAM is Random Access Memory.RAM is the primary memory of your computer.When you create a document, cut text, load a web page or take any action that isn't saved to your computer's hard drive, it is in the RAM memory of your computer.RAM memory is temporary memory.If your computer crashes or shuts down unexpectedly, data in the RAM memory will be lost. The keyboard commands for cutting, copying and pasting are all located on the bottom left of your keyboard. The letters Z, X, C and V are used with CTRL to perform these actions. Once text is selected, use the following commands to cut, copy or paste: Cut CTRL-X Copy CTRL-C Paste CTRL-V When text is copied, it is left in the document and copied to the Windows clipboard.Cutting text removes it from the document and places it in the Windows clipboard. After cutting or copying the text, you can paste it to another location.To paste the text, place the focus of the cursor at the location to which you would like to paste the text and press CTRL-V.The text will be inserted at the location of the cursor. After inserting text, be sure to check the spacing.You don't' want words to run together or have several spaces in the middle of a sentence. The copied or cut text will remain in the clipboard until it is overwritten with new text or until your computer is rebooted.You could continue to work on your computer for several hours and, as long as you don't copy or cut new text to the clipboard, the text will be waiting in the clipboard to be pasted to a new location. If you have any questions about the tips posted in Dan's Tech tips, please contact Dan at the following email address: dthompson5@xxxxxxxxx _________________________ Robert Acosta, President Helping Hands for the Blind Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx Web Site: www.helpinghands4theblind.org You can assist Helping Hands for the Blind by donating your used computers to us. If you have a blind friend in need of a computer, please mail us at the above address.