4 Quick Methods to Select an Entire Section in Your Word Document

In this post, we’d like to introduce you 4 quick methods which you can employ to select an entire section in your Word document.

Once in a while, you shall find yourself working on a lengthy document. Certainly, you will organize the file and arrange content position. Among them, section break is often used to separate 2 pieces of contents of different subjects.

Now let’s take a look at reasons to select an entire section:

  1. Do word count in a section. One section can last several pages, thus it takes time to select the section from the start to the end. We have no trouble understanding a quicker way is expected.
  2. Extract a section from a document. Sometimes, if you need to use the contents in a section for another purpose, to quickly export the texts shall remain your concern.

There are 4 methods coming.

Method 1: Use “Go To” Feature

  1. First off, put cursor at the start of the section and press “F8”.
  2. Then click “Home” tab.
  3. Next click the upside-down triangle button behind “Find”.
  4. On the drop-down menu, choose “Go To”.Click "Home"->Click the Button->Choose "Go To"
  5. Now in the “Find and Replace” dialog box, under “Go To” tab, select “Section”.
  6. And leave the text box in blank then click “Next”.

You shall see the section is in selection.Select Section->Click "Next"

Method 2: Apply Heading Style

  1. Firstly, add some marking letters or numbers at the head of the section you want to select and the one next to it. And you must apply the same level heading style to them. For example, in our case, we enter “1” and “2” at the beginning of section 1 and 2. Both 2 numbers are in “Heading 2” style.Apply the Same Level Heading Style
  2. Then click “View” tab.
  3. Next click “Outline”.Click "View"->Click "Outline"
  4. Now under “Outline” view, click on the plus sign before the adding number to select the target section.Click on the Plus Sign

Method 3: Select in “Navigation Pane”

  1. First and foremost, follow the first 2 steps in method 2.
  2. Only this time, check the “Navigation Pane” box.Click "View"->Check "Navigation Pane" Box
  3. Then click “Browse the headings in your document”.
  4. Next right click on the target section and choose “Delete”.Click "Browse the headings in your document"->Right Click on the Heading ->Choose "Delete"
  5. Now you will have the section deleted, but fear not.
  6. Immediately click the “Undo” command to bring the section back and it shall be in selection.

Method 4: Run Word Macro

  1. To start with, place insertion pointer inside a section and press “Alt+ F11” to trigger the VBA editor.
  2. Then under “Normal” project, click “Insert” and choose “Module”.Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  3. Next double click on the new module to open the editing area.
  4. Then enter or paste the following codes:
Sub SelectASection()
  Word.Selection.Range.Sections.First.Range.Select
End Sub
  1. Finally, click “Run”.Enter Codes ->Click "Run"

Now the exact section where your pointer is will be selected.

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