Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Get to Your Previous Insertion Point with This Shortcut
When you move around a Word document it can be time consuming to find the place you were previously. Word records the last places you worked and you can return to them at any time by pressing Shift + F5. Press this combination four times and you’ll be back to your current position and along the way you’ll have visited three previous editing positions.
Labels: 2010, 2013, F5, insertion, key, key combination, Keyboard Shortcuts, place, point, previous, record, Return, saver, shift, time, tip, trick, Word
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Move a Paragraph, at Any Time, with Ease!
To quickly move a whole paragraph up or down a Word document, click in the paragraph and press Shift + Alt + Up Arrow (or Down Arrow).
The same key combination will move an entire table row up or down a table and, when the top or bottom of the table is reached, it detaches the table row from the table to create another table which will continue moving through the page. This is a quicker and simpler way to split a table.
This tip works in just about any version of Word.
Labels: 2010, 2013, Alt, bottom, down, down arrow, key, key combination, Keyboard Shortcuts, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, move, moving, Paragraph, quick, row, shift, split, table, tip, top, up, Up Arrow, Word
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
In Word 2010 you can set keyboard shortcuts for ribbon buttons using the program options. Choose File > Options and click Customize Ribbon. Click the Customize button at the foot of the dialog – this is available in Word 2010 but not in Excel 2010 curiously.
Click the tab that you’re interested in and locate the button on the tab that you want to customize. For example, if you choose the Home tab and click Bold as the command you’ll see that there are already keyboard shortcuts associated with that command.
Many other commands do not have keyboard shortcuts associated with them and if you want to add them you can do so.
For example, there is no keyboard shortcut for the Font Color Picker. Select Home tab and then Font Color Picker and press a new shortcut key. For example the shortcut Alt + Ctrl + Shift + C is not currently assigned.
Click in the box and press that keyboard combination. If you want to use that for the Font Color Picker, you can do so by clicking Assign. This assigns this keystroke to the Font Color Picker tool.
To test this, click Close and then Ok. Now when you select a piece of text you can apply the currently selected font color to it by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C.
Labels: customise, customize, Excel 2010, Helen Bradley, key shortcuts, keyboard assignments, Keyboard Shortcuts, keystroke short cuts, short cut key, Word 2010
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
I use Control + S to save an Office document on the fly and it’s something that is so automatic that I just do it, hundreds of times a day.
There are other things I’d like to do as quicky but which have no shortcut key assigned to them. In Office 2007 this is an easy situation to rectify.
To create your own keyboard shortcut, click the Office Button at the top left of the window and choose Word Options, Customize. You’ll see a Customize button next to a Keyboard Shortcuts option, click it and you can create a shortcut for any Word command of your choice as well as for symbols, fonts and the like.
What is particularly useful is that there’s a list of items which aren’t included on the Ribbon that you can still access if you ycreate your own custom shortcut to do so.
Labels: Blog in Word 2007, Keyboard Shortcuts