Select an entire document
Keywords select all; selecting the whole file
This article tells you how to select the entire contents of the document body. For information on some other procedures, see the More information section.
What do you want to do?
Select an entire document by using the keyboard
To select the entire contents of the document body, press CTRL+A.
Select an entire document by using the mouse
To select the entire contents of the document body, do one of the following:
On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Select, and then click Select All.
Move the pointer to the left of any text until it turns into a right-pointing arrow, and then triple-click.
If you want to send a document in an e-mail message, see Send a document in an e-mail message, which explains how to send a document as an attachment. (In Microsoft Office Word 2007, you cannot automatically send a document as the body of an e-mail message.)
If you want to delete a document, see Delete a file.
If you want to make changes to a document that you scanned, see Scan and edit a document.
If your document seems to be locked, you might need to activate Microsoft Office Word 2007. If the document is locked because it is read-only, requires a password, or is restricted by Information Rights Management, contact the document author.
If your mouse isn't working, see the Support article You may experience several problems after you install an automatic update for Word 2007 on a Windows Vista-based computer.