Monday, June 16, 2014

Handy keyboard shortcuts for MS Word

Microsoft Word is probably one of the tools you use mostly at work or at home 
to write letters, created documents, or even finish that book you've been 
dreaming about. You might sometimes feel that writing all that much is taking 
too long and that it's too frustrating. So I have just the thing to improve your 
Word skills.

These keyboard shortcuts are fun little tricks that will help you work faster 

much easier. Many of them will also work on other programs such as Outlook 
and Excel so they are really good tips to know for just about anyone!

General document management:
alt + altOpen new document
alt + altOpen existing document
alt + altClose current document, but don’t close Word
alt + altSave document
altSave document as…
alt + altPrint document
alt + altSwitch between open Word documents
alt + alt+ altCount the number of words in a document
alt + altClose Word (this works for any program so be careful when using it)
Navigating inside the document:
alt / altMove one note left or right
alt + alt alt + altMove one word left or right
alt / altGo to the end or the beginning of the line
alt +alt / alt +altMove one paragraph up or down
alt / altMove one page up or down
alt +alt / alt +altGo to the end or the beginning of the document
alt +altSearch the document for letters or words
Choosing a text: (also known as marking or highlighting)
alt + alt alt + altExpand the highlight one note to the left or to the right
Expand the highlight one word to the left or to the right
alt +alt / alt +altExpand the highlight to the end of the line or back to the beginning
alt +alt / alt +altExpand the highlight one line up or down
altExpand the highlight until the place where you click your mouse, to exit this mode press -   alt
alt + altHighlight all the text in the document
Text editing:
alt + altCopy marked text
alt + altCut marked text
alt + altPaste the text that was copied or cut
alt + altMake the text bold
alt + altMake the text italic
alt + altUnderline the text
alt + alt+ altOnly underline the text
alt + alt+ altDouble underline
alt + alt / alt + alt
alt + alt
alt + alt
alt + alt
alt + alt
alt + alt
alt + alt
alt + alt
alt + altAlign text to both sides (only when the text is marked)

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