2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2012 11:18 AM by Shootist007
BuePod Level 1 Level 1

I am on my MBP, working within a virtual course dealing w/ Word 2010.... within the coursework, I have to highlight text within the examples I'm working on, in order to move to the next step in the tutorial... I'm having a hard time getting the highlighting to work.... therefore, can't move on...

 

Please help........

 

thanks


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPhone 4S Too many iPods....
  • steve626 Level 4 Level 4

    You can highlight text with the trackpad, see either this article

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3211

     

    or this one

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1115

     

    depending on which model you have.

     

    Basically you want to click once and hold while moving your finger across the trackpad to highlight the text. It's not easy at first for some people with these trackpads. You might find it helpful to simply purchase a low cost USB mouse for a few dollars, plug it in, and use it for these sorts of things.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    You mean Highlight the text with the Highlight tool in the program, Not to copy it and paste it someplace else? Is that correct?

     

    In any event get yourself a Mouse to do this. It is much easier then doing it with any Track/Touch Pad on  notebook computer.