In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to preview and flick through the pages of your document (Word 2010 onwards)...
Tame your computer - take a backstage shortcut
Those of you who like keyboard shortcuts no doubt use CTRL + P to open the "Backstage view", from where you can preview and print files. But did you know you can also use keyboard shortcuts to flick through the pages of your document, rather than clicking on the Next Page and Previous Page buttons at the bottom of the window?
- CTRL + P: Switch to print preview
- ENTER: Print the document
- PgUp or PgDn or your arrow keys: Flick through your pages in print preview
- CTRL + HOME: Move to the first page in print preview
- CTRL + END: Move to the last page in print preview
- ESC: Go back to your document to make changes before you print. (You might want to check out tip 417 if you have to do this a lot.)
By the way, I cannot find a quick way to jump to the right hand side of the Backstage view. So either use your mouse or press TAB until the previewed page is selected (13 times, if you’re counting) so you can use your arrow keys, CTRL + HOME and CTRL + END.
That's it for this week! If there are topics that you'd like to see covered in future (or if you know how to quickly jump to the right hand side of the Backstage view) please let me know.
11 September 2017