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.


4 Comments on “F8 Key for Highlighting”

  1. Good says:

    Now there is a comment!

  2. Teresa Green says:

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

  3. angelalewis says:

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



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