How to Select All in Microsoft Word for Office 365

Sometimes you will need to select everything in a document if you are copying it somewhere else, or if you need to change a font or formatting. Use these steps to select all in Microsoft Word for Office 365.

  1. Open your document in Word.
  2. Click the Home tab at the top of the window.
  3. Choose the Select option, then click Select All.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.

If you’ve ever tried to manually select everything in a Microsoft Word document by clicking and dragging with your mouse, then you may be aware of how frustrating that can be.

Luckily there is a way to quickly select all in Microsoft Word by using an option that you will find in the ribbon menu at the top of the window. There is also a keyboard shortcut that we will show at the end of the article.

How to Select All in Word

The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Word for Office 365 version of the application, but will work in many other versions as well.

Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.

Step 2: Select the Home tab at the top-left of the window.

click the Home tab

Step 3: Click the Select button in the Editing section of the ribbon, then choose the Select All option.

how to select all in Microsoft Word for Office 365

Now any change that you make will be performed on everything in the document. This is a great way to change the spacing for an entire document, switch fonts, or change a formatting option.

You can also select all in Microsoft Word by pressing Ctrl + A on your keyboard. This is a really handy keyboard shortcut to memorize because it will work in many other applications as well.

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