Monday, June 12, 2023

How to Stop Microsoft Word from Selecting Entire Words When You Only Want Part of It

Microsoft Word
Are you tired of Microsoft Word automatically selecting the entire word when you’re trying to select just a part of it? 

Do you find yourself constantly having to delete extra letters or words that you didn’t mean to select? 

If so, here's a Cool Tip:  Change the Selecting Entire Work option.

This change can be very useful when you need to select just a few characters in a word.

Here's how to change the setting for Microsoft Word advanced feature to NOT select “entire word when selecting text”.

  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • Click on the File tab at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Click on Options.
  • In the left menu, click on Advanced.
  • In the Editing options section, uncheck the When selecting, automatically select entire word option.
Microsoft Word Option Advanced Editing Select Entire Word
fig. 1 - Microsoft Word
Option Advanced Editing Select Entire Word

  • Click OK.

And remember, if you don't need this option, just change it back!


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