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Old 07-31-2012, 11:23 AM
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This has annoyed me since 07, but whenever I want to select some text, Word will add a character, or the rest of the word, or something else that I don't want.

Is there a setting that will give me exactly the text selected without anything added, not even a space?

I want to be able to click in one place, even if it is the middle of a word, and then press the shift key and click in another place, and have exactly the text between the 2 clicks selected.



Is this possible? Forum search didn't turn up anything, but I'm hoping.

Thanks in advance,
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For those time when you want to do this you can get it by clicking and then using Shift-arrow-key to select text.

It is a setting in your Word options called "smart" selection.
Office Button > Word Options > Advanced > Editing
uncheck "When selecting, select entire word."
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:45 PM
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Thank you. Seems like that did it. I'll be back if it didn't.

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