From Lifehacker, a way to select text vertically. Two comments on this:
1) Can’t believe I’ve not come across something so basic before, and
2) What happened to us and our computers that something so simple and so ordinary should, when revealed, get us all excited? One day we’ll be able to move pictures and words around our document any way and any place we want…
Blogger Diana Huggins highlights a handy tip in Microsoft Word for selecting text vertically rather than the traditional horizontal select we’re all used to.
The key: just hold down the Alt key (or Option key on your Mac) while you drag your selection.