Note: This tip works equally well when editing an email in Outlook.
Looking for an easy way to highlight a column that is not in a table? Use COLUMN SELECT
- Click insertion point at begining of text
- Press ALT as you CLICK + DRAG to end point.
Once selected the text can be formatted or deleted. The selection collapses after your executed command.
Be smooth: ALT+CLICK instruction brings up the Thesaurus*, so be don’t click quickly. Column Select (ALT + CLICK + DRAG) works best to when you use a smooth, paint-like motion (more like Pollock than Seurat)
* (a deadly neolithic creature hellbent on correcting ingesting your text and regurgitating its own).
Watch this 1m video for more.
Comments and questions are always welcome!