Tame your computer - top 10 tips for Microsoft Word


05-03-2018

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 offers her top ten Microsoft Word shortcuts...

Following the success of my recent top ten Excel tips (even Microsoft themselves @msexcel tweeted “Great tips!” – woohoo!) here are your favourite Word shortcuts with links to the relevant tips, if any. I hope you enjoy them!

1

CTRL + ALT + 1

Apply Heading 1 style

 

CTRL + ALT + 2

Apply Heading 2 style

 

CTRL + ALT + 3

Apply Heading 3 style

2

CTRL + ENTER

Insert page break

3

CTRL + F

Open the Navigation Pane

4

CTRL + G

Display the Go To dialogue box

5

F3

AutoComplete Quick Parts

6

F4

Repeat your last action

7

F7

Select the Spelling command

8

SHIFT + F1

Reveal Formatting

9

SHIFT + F3 (Editor's favourite!)

Toggle between UPPER CASE, lower case and Sentence Case

10

SHIFT + F5

Return to the location you were last working in

 

CTRL + G also works in Excel and Outlook; F3 and SHIFT + F1 also in Outlook; F4 also in Excel and PowerPoint and SHIFT + F3 also in Outlook and PowerPoint.

Oh, and if you want to add any of the tip pages to your list of Favorites/Bookmarks, simply press CTRL + D.

See http://www.roem.co.uk/inc/shortcut_archive.pdf for a list of all the shortcuts published since March 2013 when we launched the 'shortcut of the week' on our home page.  Keyboard shortcuts may sometimes be unintuitive or hard to remember, but I drip feed a new shortcut weekly, to help you to boost productivity without reaching for your mouse.

5 March 2018

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at www.roem.co.uk

 

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