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    Vertical text select (2000)

    I remember hearing somewhere that you can select text vertically in Word and have done it in the past. Now I can't remember how <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>. Anyone out there know how to do this and if it works in Word 2000? Will it work in a text editor? Thanks...
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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    Hold down the Alt key and drag with the mouse. However this no longer seems to work in XP (Word 2002)

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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    Okay, now I'm embarrased. Turns out the answer was in the Office help files all along, I just never looked before posting <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>. The key sequence is <ctrl><shift><F8> & release, then use the mouse to select a "block" of text. Works really nice, too.
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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    Cool, that works, too. Thanks <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    Works for me in Word 2002.

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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Tim

    That ALT key in MS-Word has some magic behind it. Is there any other neat tidbits to do with ALT key or any other key for that matter.

    Thanks for the tip. I guess this is one example that refutes the theory that "You get what pay for". Darn it there is no smilie for this one <img src=/S/broke.gif border=0 alt=broke width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    For a list of keyboard shorcuts, go to Tools/Macros/Macros... & change the look in to Word Commands. Scroll to ListCommands & run it.

    Alt does a whole bunch of things. You can hold the Alt key down & move or drag off toolbar buttons (Alt+Ctrl to copy them). Alt puts the focus on the menus or toolbars along with a number or letter (e.g. Alt,F opens the File menu)...just look for the underlined letter.

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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    My favourites are Alt+Shift+Up and Alt+Shift+Down to move text up/down. Beats cutting/pasting, and works great with table rows.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>Klaus

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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    I have Word 2000 and used the key combination of Alt + click and drag to select vertical blocks of text. That was until I installed Atomica the online dictionary. This programme takes over the Alt key to look up words automatically so it cannot be used for selecting vertical blocks of text. This programme (Atomica) also disables the Alt key in Publisher to rotate selected objects.

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    Re: Vertical text select (2000)

    Yep. And Alt+Shift right & left arrow to promote & demote heading styles, especially numbered ones.

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