Word Processing Tips

I’m always grateful for program ‘shortcuts’ (also known as hotkeys) that make writing easier, and here are a few I’ve found lately;


Using the following keys, these worked for me in a number of word processing programs as well as typing online;

Ctrl + B = bolds text

Ctrl + I = italic text

Shift + F5 = moves to last edit point.

F4 = repeats the last command

Shift + Ctrl + 8 = turns on and off the Show Hide function. This allows you to see the hidden details of your formatting. It helps to understand page breaks.

Double click– highlights a word

Ctrl + click- highlights sentence

Triple click– selects the entire paragraph. You can then click, hold, and drag wherever you want.

Want to share your own tips? Post in comments.


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