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OpenOffice Writer 3.x Guide
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Selecting items that are not consecutive

To select nonconsecutive items using the mouse:

  1. Select the first piece of text.
  2. Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and use the mouse to select the next piece of text.
  3. Repeat as often as needed.

Now you can work with the selected text (copy it, delete it, change the style, or whatever).

Image:documentation_note.png Macintosh users: substitute the Command key when instructions in this chapter say to use the Control key.
Selecting items that are not next to each other.

To select nonconsecutive items using the keyboard:

  1. Select the first piece of text. (For more information about keyboard selection of text, see the topic “Navigating and selecting with the keyboard” in the OpenOffice.org Help (F1).)
  2. Press Shift+F8. This puts Writer in "Add" mode. The word ADD appears on the status bar.
  3. Use the arrow keys to move to the start of the next piece of text to be selected. Hold down the Shift key and select the next piece of text.
  4. Repeat as often as needed.

Now you can work with the selected text.

Press Esc to exit from this mode.


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