Selection of fragments of the text. Moving fragments of text...

Selection of text fragments. Moving Text Fragments

Formatting a fragment of typed text, you must first select it, and then perform editing operations. Methods for selecting text fragments are shown in Table. 11.2.

Table 11.2

Ways to highlight text snippets for editing

Highlighted text

Required Actions

Any text element

While holding the mouse button, move the cursor pointer but the text you want to highlight


Double-click the word

Text line

Click on the highlight bar to the left of the line

Multiple rows

Move the pointer while holding the mouse button down the highlight bar to the left of the lines


Hold down the Ctrl key, click on any symbol of the sentence


Double-click on the highlight bar to the left of the paragraph or three times within the paragraph

Entire document

Three times on the highlight bar

A complex piece of text (from one character to several paragraphs)

While holding down the Shift key, click the mouse in the upper left corner of the selection fragment, and then in the lower right corner of the fragment

Selecting rectangular blocks

With the Alt key pressed

Allocation of free-standing blocks

With the Ctrl key pressed

Dedicated text fragments can be moved around the document. In order to transfer the fragment, you must click the mouse pointer within the selected fragment and, without releasing the left mouse button, move it to a new location. To copy a fragment, you must transfer it with the Ctrl key pressed. The ability to move and copy fragments is determined when you select the Allow drag and drop text check box from the File - Options - Advanced - Edit options menu. Moving fragments of text on a document or in other documents can also be done using the Clipboard. For this, the following sequence of actions is performed:

• select the desired fragment;

• Place the fragment in the Clipboard, this operation can be done in two ways: 1) move the fragment to the Clipboard using the Cut command (English Cut ) from the Home tab, group Clipboard or apply a combination of keys Shift + Delete; 2) copy the fragment to the buffer using the Copy command (English Copy ) from the Home tab, the Clipboard group, or use the Ctrl + Insert key combination

• go to another document or to another area of ​​the current document;

• After positioning the cursor in the right place, extract the fragment from the Clipboard using the Paste command (English Paste ) from the Home tab, the Clipboard group, or apply a key combination Shift + Insert.

Note that the text fragment is in the Clipboard until it is replaced with a new fragment, while the information from the Buffer can be retrieved as many times as you like. The Clipboard can contain up to 24 fragments.

Finding and replacing characters

When editing a document, you may need to replace some text fragments with others. To do this, use the Replace command (English Replace ) from the Home tab, the Edit group.

When you search and replace characters, you must enter a search pattern in the Find field, replace the replacement template in the Replace with ... field. You can click on the More button to define the search conditions, i.e. if necessary, select the Register case, Word only, Wildcards.

The program has the ability to replace not only characters, but also elements of formatting. To do this, by placing the cursor in the Find field, you must click the Format button and select the formatting elements (font, paragraph, language, style options) to search for them in the text, for example, to find the text (any) written in bold italics. Then place the cursor in the Replace pas ... field and select the formatting elements to replace (for example, replace it with italic text with double underline).

To determine additional search parameters in the program, the following options are available:

• All wordforms option allows you to find all the grammatical forms of the specified word ( run - running, run (but not: slider ])) ;

> the parameter Include prefix allows you to find, for example, the words strong> fencing and awards )

• The parameter Suffix suffix allows you to consider the endings of words when you search.

Once you have defined the parameters for searching and replacing, you can make the replacement yourself. In order to replace immediately all the characters that satisfy the given template (the so-called Global Replacement), the Replace All button is selected. To organize the step-by-step search and selective replacement, select the Find Next button, to find the template and replace the specific template - the Replace button.

The wildcard switch is selected to search for text fragments by pattern using special DOS characters (* and?). When the user clicks the button, the Special user can also specify special characters for searching and replacing (for example, so you can replace the end-of-paragraph character with a space, and then combine two separate paragraphs).

The No format button is used to reject the selected formatting parameters when searching and replacing, the cursor should be in the Find or Replace fields on ...

The Direction list field defines the scope of the template search for replacement.

In the production of search and replace, it should be remembered that if a fragment was selected in the text, then search and replacement of symbols is carried out only in it.

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