To select the entire file:
- In Word, open the document, press and hold the Ctrl key, and tap the letter A. Release both keys (Ctrl+A). The entire document should be selected.
- In Excel, if all your data is consecutive, click anywhere inside the data BEFORE pressing Ctrl+A. This selects only the data and not the remaining blank cells. If you click in a blank cell outside your data and then press Ctrl+A, the entire worksheet is selected.
- Open the file, click your mouse where you want to begin the selection, press and hold the Ctrl and Shift keys together, and tap the End key. Release all 3 keys (Ctrl+Shift+End).
- Select the beginning row of data over to the last column you want to include. If you only want to include 1 column, select the beginning cell. Press Ctrl+Shift+↓
Your Excel spreadsheet has data in columns A - F and rows 1 - 2000.
- To select all the data from A1:F2000, click in cell A1 and press Ctrl+A.
- To select the data in cells A2:F2000, click in cell A2 and press Ctrl+Shift+End
- To select only the data in column A, click in cell A1 and press Ctrl+Shift+↓