You can select a word by double tapping anywhere on the word. To select a paragraph, triple tap anywhere within the paragraph. If you want to select a range of characters, double tap and hold to mark the start of the range and then drag to extend the selection. A rectangular magnifying glass will appear above your finger, giving you greater control of the range you are selecting.
When you have selected the appropriate text, lift your finger. If you wish to change the selection, you can tap and drag either the selection start handle or the selection end handle. Again, the rectangular magnifying glass will appear, allowing you to accurately position the start or end of the selection.
If you want to select the entire document, tap and hold until the circular magnifying glass appears. Then lift your finger. A menu will appear, showing the words: Select, Select All, Paste, and so on:
If you tap Select All, the entire document will be selected.
To select an image, simply tap it. If it is a floating image, eight handles will appear around the image. If it is an inline image, a dotted line will be shown around the image.
To select a table, tap anywhere within the area of the table. A selection bar will appear to the left and above the table. To show the menu, which will give options for copying or deleting the table, tap the round table selector button at the top left of the table. To select a row, tap on the selection bar to the left of the selected table. The appropriate row will be selected. To show the menu, tap the same row again. A similar action will let you select a column. Tap on the selection bar above the selected table to select the appropriate column. To select a cell, tap on the cell, once the table is selected.