You can select text using the following keystrokes:

 

Keys

Result

Shift+Right Arrow

one character at a time, to the right of the cursor

Shift+Left Arrow

one character at a time, to the left of the cursor

Shift+Ctrl+Right Arrow

one word at a time, to the right of the cursor

Shift+Ctrl+Left Arrow

one word at a time, to the left of the cursor

Shift+End

all text to the right of the cursor, through end of line

Shift+Home

all text to the left of the cursor, through beginning of line

Shift+Down Arrow

one line at a time, moving down

Shift+Up Arrow

one line at a time, moving up

Shift+Page

down one page at a time, moving down

Shift+Page Up

one page at a time, moving up

Shift+Ctrl+End

down through the end of the file

Shift+Ctrl+Home

up through the beginning of the file