How To Select All In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to select all text in Google Docs.

How To Select All In Google Docs

Google Docs is an incredibly useful tool for creating and editing documents. Because of the variety of features available to the user, it is important to know some of the best ways to perform certain common tasks. One of these common tasks is the ability to select all of the content in your document.

This can be helpful if you want to quickly apply a type of formatting to all of your text, or if you want to copy and paste all text into another document.

In this guide, we will show you how to select all text in Google Docs. We will also provide a shortcut that will select all text starting from a specific starting position.

How to Select All Text in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to select all text in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document where you want to select all text.

Step 2

Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A (Windows) or Cmd+A (Mac) to select all text in Google Docs.

Do note that Select All will also select any images or drawings added to the document.

Step 3

Another way we can select all is by clicking Edit > Select all.

Step 4

We can also select all text given an arbitrary starting point. First, place your cursor where you want your selection to begin.

Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+End to select all text from the current position to the end of the document


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to select all in Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this sample document to test it out on your own.