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Business Tips – Computer Shortcuts – Part 2

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What a fabulously positive response I got last week.  Seems I am not the only one who doesn’t know all the shortcuts and tips.  Here are the next lot.

Next Up – Word Shortcut Keys
Ctrl + A    Select all contents of the page
Ctrl + B    Bold highlighted selection
Ctrl + C    Copy selected text
Ctrl + X    Cut selected text
Ctrl + N    Open new blank document
Ctrl + O    Open options
Ctrl + P    Open to print window
Ctrl + F    Open find box
Ctrl + I    Italicize highlighted section
Ctrl + K    Insert Link
Ctrl + U    Underline highlighted selection
Ctrl + V    Paste
Ctrl + Y    Redo the last action performed
Ctrl + Z    Undo last action
Ctrl + G    Find and replace options
Ctrl + H    Find and replace options
Ctrl + J    Justify paragraph options
Ctrl + L    Align selected text or line to the left
Ctrl + Q    Align selected paragraph to the left
Ctrl + E    Align selected text or line to the centre
Ctrl + R    Align selected text or line to the right
Ctrl + M    Indent the paragraph
Ctrl + T    Hanging Indent
Ctrl + D    Font options
Ctrl + Shift + F    Change the font
Ctrl + Shift + >    Increase selected font + 1
Ctrl + ]    Increase selected font + 1
Ctrl + Shift + <    Decrease selected font – 1
Ctrl + [    Decrease selected font – 1
Ctrl + Shift + *    View or hide non printing characters
Ctrl + <-    Move one word to the left
Ctrl + ->    Move one word to the right
Ctrl + (arrow up)    Move to beginning of the line or paragraph
Ctrl + (arrow down)    Move to the end of the paragraph
Ctrl +  Del    Delete word to right of cursor
Ctrl + Backspace    Delete word to the left of cursor
Ctrl + End    Move cursor to the end of document
Ctrl + Home    Move cursor to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + Spacebar    Reset highlighted text to default font
Ctrl + 1    Single space lines
Ctrl + 2    Double space lines
Ctrl + 5    1.5 space lines
Ctrl + Alt + 1    Change text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2    Change text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3    Change text to heading 3
F1    Open help
Shift + F3    Change case of selected text
Shift + Insert    Paste
F4    Repeat last action performed (Word 2000+)
F7    Spell check selected text and/or document
Shift + F7    Activate the thesaurus
F12    Save as
Ctrl + S    Save
Shift + F12    Save
Alt + Shift + D    Insert the current date
Alt + Shift + T    Insert the current time
Ctrl + W    Close the document

Again I knew one or two of these, but certainly not the majority and now of course I will also have to irritate the heck out of my IT guy by asking all the ‘what does . . . . . mean?”.

More next week.

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