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Selecting data with the mouse Microsoft Office 2007

    The mouse provides two ways to select data. The first way involves pointing and dragging the mouse, as shown in Figure 2-1.

    1. Point the mouse pointer at the beginning or end of the data you want

    To select.

    2. Hold down the left mouse button and drag (move) the mouse pointer over the data to select it.

    When you drag the mouse, hold down the left mouse button. If you don't hold down the left mouse button as you move the mouse, you won't select any data when you move the mouse pointer across the screen.

    You can also select data by clicking the mouse. To select a picture, such as a chart in Microsoft Excel or a photograph added to a Microsoft Word docu­ment, just click the picture to select it. Office 2007 displays rectangles, called handles, around the border of any selected picture, as shown in Figure 2-2.

    Selecting data
with the mouse Microsoft Office 2007

    Figure 2-1:

    Dragging the mouse pointer selects data in Office 2007.

    Selecting data
with the mouse Microsoft Office 2007

    Figure 2-2:

    To select a picture, just click it once.

    To select text with the mouse, you can click the mouse in one of three ways, as shown in Figure 2-3:

    Single-click: Moves the cursor Double-click: Selects the word that you click

    Triple-click: Selects the entire paragraph that contains the word you click

    Office 2007 defines a paragraph as any chunk of text that begins on a sep­arate line and ends with a Return character created by pressing the Enter key.


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