'Select All' in Microsoft Word iPhone Application

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Hi there,


I’m looking to find out how you use the usual 'select all' option but in the Word mobile app.

I'm trying to copy something that's 12k words, but doing it the usual way (press and hold, then drag over the entire document) doesn't work, as there's so many words, the app freezes.


Can someone please help me on where the select all option is in the word mobile app.

2 Replies

Hi @jb_myg,

How to select all text in the Microsoft Word iPhone app:


  1. Place the cursor anywhere in the document.
  2. Double-tap the screen with your finger.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap Select All.

If you are unable to select all text in the document using the above steps, try scrolling to the beginning of the document and then double-tapping the screen.


Apple Support Communities - How do you select all the text on a page in pages on an iPad without a control key or mouse?: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/254533729

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@LeonPavesic there is no edit option