How To Use Column Mode In Notepad++

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Sometimes, you want to select text like columns in a spreadsheet when you use Notepad++. You can easily do this with the following steps:

  • Firstly, put your cursor at the beginning position where you want to begin selecting text.
  • Then, press and hold the “Shift” and “Alt” keys on your keyboard.
  • Continue holding “Shift” and “Alt” while using the “Down” and “Right” arrow keys on your keyboard to select the text.

But, you can make a vertical selection in most of the text editors running under Windows, by holding Alt and selecting with a mouse. 

To select large swaths of text or to move text around, using the Alt + Mouse dragging method is a much better option.

How To Use Column Mode In Notepad++ (QUICK & EASY HOW-TO GUIDE)
How To Use Column Mode In Notepad++ (QUICK & EASY HOW-TO GUIDE)

That’s the quickest way to use column mode in Notepadd++.  Here’s hoping that the tutorial helped in some way.

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