How to select all in Google Docs

There are some situations when you might want to select your entire document. For example, you might want to change the font of all the text in your document.

To do this, you have to first select the entire document then change the font. 

3 Methods to select all in Google Doc

  • Using the Control + A (or Command + A) keyboard shortcut
  • Using your cursor
  • Choosing the ‘Select All’ option from the ‘Edit’ menu

Method 1: Use Keyboard Shortcut 

We would recommend that you use this method rather than the others to select the entire document. This is the simplest of the three.

Step 1: Open your Google Docs document. 

Step 2: Press Control + A (or Command + A for Mac users) to select the entire doc.

  • If you’re using Windows, just press Control + A.
  • If you’re using a Mac, press Command + A. This will select the entire document.
  • You can now edit the entire document however you want (e.g. changing the font size).
  • You can also copy/cut the entire text. 

Method 2: Using your cursor

The next method involves using the cursor of your mouse or trackpad. This is a slightly less convenient method than the previous one, plus it takes more time. 

There are two ways you can use your cursor to select the entire document:

  • First, just select the first word of the document then drag the cursor across the entire page. 
  • Second, place your cursor at the start of the first word. Then, scroll to the end of your document (make sure that your cursor doesn’t move).
  • Press Shift and click at the end of your document.

Method 3: Choosing the ‘Select All’ option from the ‘Edit’ menu

The next method involves using the Edit menu. This method also takes more time and effort than the first method (keyboard shortcuts). 

  • Navigate to the toolbar. Go to Edit – > Select All
  • Click on the ‘Select All’ option. This will select the entire document. 


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If you want to know How to select all in MS Word, then check this post.

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