Learn how to select text with the Extend Selection keyboard shortcut, add text to a chart, and add a subform to a form.
Select text with the Extend Selection keyboard shortcut
While clicking and dragging is useful for selecting blocks of text, it can be cumbersome for finer selections, such as selecting individual characters or text that extends across multiple screens. Word's Extend Selection keyboard shortcut can help you make these selections more efficiently.
To activate this feature, follow these steps:
To select a line, press the up or down arrow keys. To select text to the end of the line, press [End]; press [Home] to select text to the beginning of a line. You can also press [Page Up], [Page Down], [Ctrl][Home], or [Ctrl][End] to move the cursor to the end of the selection.
You can also press [F8] only to select text.
Add text to a chart
When creating a chart, you don't need to confine yourself to Excel's built-in titles. You can replace those titles with free-floating text boxes that offer more formatting options.
To add a free-floating text box to your chart, follow these steps:
In addition, you can also use the Drawing toolbar's functions to draw an arrow or a line from the text box to another data element in the chart.
Add a subform to a form
A quick way to add information to a form is to insert a subform. For example, let's say you have a form based on the Employees table, which displays each employee's name, address, phone number, and employee ID.
This form is your main form, but you want to add information from an Hours Worked query that includes a Date field and an Hour field, which list the total hours worked by employee ID.
To add this subform, follow these steps:
When you run the form, Access will list the corresponding fields in the Hours Worked query for each employee in Datasheet View.
To change the view of the subform, right-click the subform in Design View, and choose Properties. On the Format tab, select another view from the Default View property's drop-down list.
In addition to queries, you can create a subform by clicking and dragging a table or another form from the Database window.