Word cursor highlighting all text


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My cursor has started highlighting all text from the point where I put my cursor and ALL text before that point so I can't add info. into my Word document. How do I stop it from doing this?
 
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Grace L. Judson

This generally happens to me when my keyboard for some reason is sending the
message that the SHIFT key is being held down. (It's a feature... when you
place your cursor, then hold down the SHIFT key and click further down the
document, it is supposed to highlight everything in between!)

Try hitting your SHIFT key a couple of times, and then click your mouse
again within the document.

Needhelp said:
My cursor has started highlighting all text from the point where I put my
cursor and ALL text before that point so I can't add info. into my Word
document. How do I stop it from doing this?
 
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I have the same issue, but it only happens in one document. I click anywhere in a table, and the entire document highlights and will not allow me to insert any text. This document is mostly a series of tables with instructional text in them and graphics.

I have turned off all of the sticky key settings and have pushed the shift key several times as described, all to no avail.

All I am able to do is to move the cursor with the arrow keys which unhighlights everything and allows typing. Again, only in one document.
 

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