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Not sure why I'm so excited about this, but it's made my day. In Word you can select arbitray chunks of text -- hold down Alt, drag a box over the area you want to select, et voila! Particularly handy if you have a "table" that's just a few things seperated by tabs and want to format a single column -- I used to do it by converting it to an actual table, doing the formatting, and then converting it back, but now I can save myself about 30 seconds maybe once or twice a month. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 16th, 2006
Hey wow that's cool. I had no clue about that either. That sounds like it'll be very useful when I make another batch of address labels.
Permalink Generic Error 
January 16th, 2006
This feature has been there for long in word...
Permalink Pradeep_TP 
January 16th, 2006
Thank you Mr. Toilet Paper
Permalink Generic Error 
January 16th, 2006
I know it's been there for ages -- I'm still using Word 97 at work -- I just never knew it existed...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 16th, 2006
Yea, anything goes in off topic except posting about old word features.
Permalink Kasey 
January 16th, 2006
It works in Visual Studio and many other editors too.

Now, if only the Word team would make the backspace key delete selections like it does in every other editor on the planet...
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 16th, 2006
May be I'm sounding naive but how does this work? I tried to do it but all I get is a box drawn and all the test getting spread out around it. Should all the selections be in the same line or something?
Permalink Senthilnathan N.S. 
January 17th, 2006
It works if you don't click the table drawing button just before doing it.
Permalink Andy 
January 17th, 2006

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