Selecting Text

You can modify all or part of the text entered into the document by selecting it and then choosing a text command. PageStream provides several ways to select text:

Text Tool

For each of the following methods, start by choosing the Text tool.

Drag selection: Align the mouse I-bar cursor at the beginning of the text to be selected. Hold the mouse button down and drag the mouse to the end of the text to be selected. Release the mouse button when you have selected the desired text. The selection will be highlighted.

Cursor selection: Click the mouse at the beginning of the text to be selected. The insertion point will be indicated by a flashing vertical cursor. Hold down a Shift key and use the left, right, up or down cursor keys to move the cursor to the end of the text to be selected. Then release the mouse button. The selection will be highlighted.

Extended selection: Click the mouse at the beginning of the text to be selected. The insertion point will be indicated by a flashing vertical cursor. Move the mouse cursor to the end of the text to be selected (the text must be in the same article). Hold down a Shift key and click at the end point and the text between the insertion point and the mouse cursor will be selected. The selection will be highlighted. If you want to add more text to the selection, hold down a shift key once more and click at the end of the additional text.

Discontinuous Selection: After selecting the first block of text using any method, hold down the Alt (MacOS: Option) key and select another block of text.

Word, paragraph and article selection: Double click to select a single word or triple click to select a paragraph. If you want to select all of the text in the article, choose Select All from the Edit menu or quadruple click.

Deselecting text: Click once more to reset the insertion point or press an arrow key and the text will be deselected.

WarningPressing any character key except for the Arrow keys while text is selected will erase the selected text and replace it with the chosen character (or characters, if a string of characters is typed). Choose Undo from the Edit menu to restore the text if you accidentally delete text in this way.

 

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  created:2006-03-10 16:50:20   last updated:2006-07-20 15:42:59
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