- Triple click anywhere inside your paragraph and the whole paragraph will be highlighted.
- If you just need a sentence highlighted, hold the CTRL key and single click anywhere in the sentence.
- If you need a single word selected, double click on that word.
For some reason, it is easier to select manually if you start at the end of the word, sentence or paragraph instead of at the beginning. Just saying… I make selections hundreds of times a day.
These short cuts will work in 95% of all software you use, not just Word.