I sometimes have trouble selecting precisely what text I want when I click and drag with the mouse. Are there other ways to select text?
Answer. To select a single word double left click anywhere within the word. Double click either side of a single letter word (such as I or a number such as 8) to select it.
To select an entire sentence press and hold the ctrl key as you single left click anywhere within sentence.
To select an entire document either press or hold the ctrl key as you press the A key.
Another way to select text one letter (or one line) at a time is to single left click at the beginning of the desired text and, while holding down the shift key, move the cursor one space at a time with the appropriate arrow key. Other variations of the use of the shift key are to combine its use with the home, end, page up or page down key. Pressing both the shift and ctrl keys while pressing some of the above mentioned keys provides other results.