If I set my cursor in the middle of the line, then hit Shift+End, Word will select the carriage return and newline character too.

What settings would I need to change in Word 2013 in order to make it stop selecting before the newline and carriage return, instead of after them?

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    Note: "ctrl+shift+end" is 'select until end of document', it's just "shift+end" to select to the end of the current line, I'm going to assume you're talking about selecting until the end of the line, not the document. :) AFAIK there's no easy way to stop it (you'd probably have to write a macro to replace the existing shift-end action). You are telling it you want to select everything until the end of the line, and the CR is part of the line. Why not just do Shift+End, Shift+LeftArrow (to move the selection end back on character)? Apr 29, 2016 at 17:06
  • Techie007, I already do the the shift+LeftArrow. I want to not have to do that. Many Text editors will stop before the newline. After all, if you stop after it, you are no longer on the current line. Mostly it's a convenience thing since 9/10 time I don't want that EOL character.
    – ScrappyDev
    May 2, 2016 at 22:00
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    Unfortunately, I tried the suggestions in the other post you linked to, but they didn't work. I'll keep trying variations.
    – ScrappyDev
    May 2, 2016 at 22:09
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    None of the comments provide a workable solution. I'd love to see this one answered, too (if there's an answer other than "not possible"). Stupid newlines are not part of the selected text, unless you do a multi-line selection! How can this work on any editor but word? May 29, 2020 at 4:27

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Here is a (not smart) solution:

  1. Click the "Show paragraph marks" icon in the Home menu (looks almost like a pi symbol).
  2. Position the cursor at the start of the words you want to select, eg start of a line.
  3. Press Shift+End
  4. Keep Shift down and press Voila - You can select with Ctrl+C

Sorry my answer abnove was spoiled during submit because of a "less than " sign and I cannot delete it.

In fact you don't need to use "Show paragraph marks".

All you need to do is

  1. position cursor
  2. Press Shift + End
  3. Keep Shift down and press (Left arrow)
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    You can edit your previous answer though... Mar 12 at 10:08
  • Make sure you read the comments on the main thread as this is already called out there. Additionally, this doesn't actually answer the question, as it doesn't change the behavior of hitting shift+end.
    – ScrappyDev
    Mar 14 at 12:45

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