I have two columns of text created with tabs. I want to select the first column without selecting the second column (I want to format the first column differently). Was hoping it would be possible to drag a selection rectangle over it and have it select but apparently not. Will do it line by line, but for future reference would like to know if there is a way.
Creating the tabbed text to a table would allow you to do that. It will give you a great deal more control over formatting as well.
To change tabbed text into a table, select the tabbed text and choose Table > Convert Text to Table.