Video:How to Use Microsoft Word Shortcut Keyswith Shane Murphy
Microsoft Word shortcut keys make it easier to use this word processing tool. Here are some tips on using Microsoft Word shortcut keys, including which keys work for which functions.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Microsoft Word Shortcut KeysHi, I'm Shane Murphy, your technology guru for About.com. Today we'll look at the ins and out of using shortcut keys in Microsoft Word.
Enable Screen Tips When Using Microsoft Word Shortcut KeysUsing shortcut keys is an essential skill to master if you want to create and edit documents with maximum efficiency, especially when performing repetitive tasks like duplicating paragraphs or creating slight variations in content on the same table template.
A helpful way to learn these commands is to enable screen tips for shortcuts, which will display the shortcut when you hover your mouse over a function. To do this, click on the office button then "Word Options" at the bottom. Click the advanced tab. Under the display heading, select the box for "Show Shortcut Keys in Screen Tips."
Common Microsoft Word Shortcut KeysThere are some commonly shortcuts that you should learn first though:
- Ctrl + A selects all of the content on your document
- Ctrl + S saves your document
- Ctrl + Z undoes your last change
- Use Ctrl + C to copy something
- Then Ctrl + V to paste it
- Ctrl + N opens up a blank document
- Ctrl + O opens a previously saved one
- Ctrl + F brings up the search option to scan your document
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