Most of us that work on computers are always happy to find a way to do something faster. I once watched a fellow Transporter do amazing things on the computer without even once touching the mouse while he was doing it! ...Ever since I've been trying to at least learn some of them.
I have to be honest: The list is long and I only know the few that I use the most. But the more I use them, the more I look up others and end up teaching myself more and more of them.
I guess you just get used to being ...lazy!
But it is also that some things just can't be done with the normal procedures. Some things won't let you print stuff. So you just use CTRL and P and there is your print menu!
Since there are detailed lists of all the shortcuts (the links are below), here are just a few that I personally use the most!
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My favorite Shortcuts
ALT and TAB Switch between windows
ALT and SHIFT and TAB Switch back
CTRL and W Close the current window
PRNT SCR (Print Screen) use this and it will take a picture of your screen and you can copy it into another program
ALT and PRNT SCR will take a picture of only the current window
When writing something:
CTRL and B Bold writing
CTRL and U Underline
CTRL and I Italic
CTRL and [ Decrease font by 1
CTRL and ] Increase font by 1
CTRL and C Copy
CTRL and V Paste
CTRL and X Cut
CTRL and Z Undo
CTRL and Y Redo
CTRL and N New
CTRL and O Open
CTRL and S Save
CTRL and F Find
CTRL and G Go To
ALT and CTRL and P Print Layout
ALT and CTRL and O Outline View
ALT and CTRL and N Draft View
CTRL and P Print
CTRL and K Add a hyperlink
CTRL and A Select All
CTRL and D Font dialog box
CTRL and a number changes the line spacing
CTRL and 0 adds/removes line spacing before that paragraph
CTRL and L Left align text
CTRL and R Right align text
The MS Symbol and the L will lock the computer
The MS Symbol and the E opens Explorer
And so much more...
This is roughly 10% of what is on the lists to be found at the links below. And most of those I am still trying to memorize.
But I am not here to rewrite a good list, but just to give you an idea of what you can do to make your work faster and easier; and a small list of those shortcuts I consider common use.
I hope it helps.
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List of Keyboard Shortcuts from Microsoft
- Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office Word - Word - Office.com
Word 2007 keyboard shortcuts for U.S. keyboard layout. You can also find these by opening up your help menu in MS Word and type 'Keyboard Shortcuts' in the search block.
Keyboard Shortcuts by OP System etc.
- Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Products
Find keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft products that help save time and effort and provide an essential tool for some people with mobility impairments.
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