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    Section selection (word 2002)

    Is there a simple way (shortcut?) to select an entire section and just this section?

    My objective is to format the text contained in only one section.
    I'm tired to scroll down the pages holding the shift key pressed...

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    Re: Section selection (word 2002)

    Hi Dominik:
    Here's one way:
    1. Ctrl+G & go to the section. That should bring you to the beginning of the section.
    2. Press F8. Puts you in extend mode.
    3. Press Ctrl+F to bring up the find box & type
    ^b
    This will find the next section break. Since you're in Extend mode, the whole section will be extended. If you find a faster way, I'd be interested.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Section selection (word 2002)

    Phil,

    nothing to add, F8 it's the real trick
    it's wonderfull, just what I needed
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    Re: Section selection (word 2002)

    In Word 2000, the GoTo dialog stays on the screen. This suggests another way:
    1. <LI>Press F5 or Ctrl+G to call up the GoTo dialog (the GoTo tab of the Find and Replace dialog).
      <LI>Click section in the listbox, enter the relevant section number, and press Enter (or click the GoTo button).
      <LI>Without closing the dialog, double-click the EXT portion of the Status Bar.
      <LI>Click in the text box in the GoTo dialog, enter the number of the next section, and press Enter (or click the GoTo button).
    In the last section, this won't work, and steps 3-4 should simply be replaced with pressing Ctrl+Shift+End to select to the end of the document.

    You can use the Browse by... feature at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to do this:
    1. <LI>Click the round dot icon and choose Browse by Section
      <LI>Use the blue double-arrow buttons or the Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn keys to position at the beginning of the relevant section.
      <LI>Press F8 to turn on extend mode and press Ctrl+PgDn to select the section.
      <LI>Press Esc to clear the extend mode.
    Again, this doesn't work correctly in the last section.

    Which of these is fastest is hard to say; perhaps more a matter of personal preference. And it would not be too difficult to write a macro to assign the browse by section feature to a particular key combination if this needs to be done frequently. As long as we're writing macros, why not a "select current section" macro? Unless you count development time (who does?) that would be fastest of all. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Section selection (word 2002)

    Hi Jefferson:
    I like those methods, too. Trouble is that I replaced my "GoTo" box because the one that Microsoft has doesn't default to selecting what's type in the "Enter" box, I think. The one I have doesn't allow you to click in the status bar. I've been using it so long I may have forgotten what was wrong with the original GoTo box. Here's what I've been using:<pre>Sub EditGoTo()
    '
    ' EditGoTo Macro
    ' Jumps to a specified place in the active document
    '
    With Dialogs(wdDialogEditGoTo)
    .Destination = ""
    .Show
    End With
    End Sub</pre>


    But it doesn't allow me to select anything else while it's up.
    Cheers,

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