Many software programs have little features that you might not be aware of but you rejoice when you learn them. Here are seven shortcut tips for Microsoft Word.
1. To go the beginning of your document, hold Control and then tap the Home key. To go to the end of your document, hold Control and tap the End key.
2. Triple click inside a paragraph will select the complete paragraph. This is good when you want to move it to another place in your document.
3. If you only want to select one sentence, hold the Control button and click somewhere in the sentence. The whole sentence will be highlighted.
4. Holding Control plus the right arrow key moves your cursor one word to the right.
5. Have you ever written something and then realized that you have misspelled a word several times throughout your document? If it’s a lengthy document and there are many instances of the misspelled word, that could be a tedious job to change every incorrect word. Instead, hold Control and click the F key. That will bring up the Find dialog box. Type in the misspelled word. Then, click the Replace tab. Type in the correct word and then hit the Replace All button. The correct word will replace the misspelled ones.
6. Learn keyboard strokes to save time instead of removing your hand from the keyboard to use the mouse. There’s a trick for starting a bulleted list without using a mouse. Type an asterisk and then hit the space bar. Voila! You have a bulleted list.
7. If you want to add a small arrow, type two hyphens and >.