It’s easy to highlight continuous text in Google Docs. All you have to do is drag your cursor across the screen. Google Docs also offers multiple methods for selecting the entire document.
For example, you can press Control (or Command) + A or choose the ‘Select all’ option from the Edit menu. You can read about the methods for selecting the entire text in Google Docs here.
However, there is one type of text selection that is not easy to do in Google Docs. This is the selection of non-continuous text. For example, sometimes you may want to select a word in paragraph 1 and another word in paragraph 5.
In MS Word and some other word processing apps, you can do this by pressing the Control key and clicking on the text. This keyboard shortcut doesn’t work in Google Docs.
So, how exactly do you select multiple non-continuous words in Google Docs? We will be answering this question in this article. The following is one method you can use to perform this task:
- Selecting all matching text
Note that this article is intended for complete beginners. Hence, you can follow along even if you have very little to no experience with Google Docs.
With that introduction, let’s get started.