Microsoft Word is a behemoth of formatting options only fully understood by a select few… for the rest of us it’s just plain confusing and often frustrating to deal with. I noticed a neat trick for selecting columns and felt the need to share it with everybody else.

First you’ll need a document with a table, of course. This tip is most useful if you’ve got a really huge table that spans multiple pages. Instead of scrolling all the way to the top, you can just:

Hold down the Shift key, and then use the Right mouse button anywhere within the column.


Instant column selection!

Hopefully this helps somebody else navigate the dark waters of Office.