Hot Keys for DOS and Windows Users
by Kendall Callas
The END is only a keystroke away
For a quick trip to the end of the line, tap the key marked END. Tap it to jump the cursor to the right edge in any situation where you wish to move the cursor while typing a document, while editing a filename, while previewing a wide document, etc.
CTRL+Backspace deletes word
When editing, it's handy to delete an entire word at a time. Starting with your cursor on any letter of the word, hold down the CTRL key and tap Backspace. Hold down both keys to repeat, and it will gobble up the remainder of the current paragraph.
CTRL+Arrows to navigate
The CTRL key is central to navigating within your document screen. To accelerate cursor movement, hold down CTRL while you press an arrow key:
Word left < CTRL > Word right
Undo as a last resort
CTRL+Z is the "undo" key it reverses your last change of any kind: typing, deleting, placing or editing settings, etc. (You can also find it in the menu under Edit, Undo.) In WordPerfect for Windows, you can press CTRL+Z repeatedly to undo your last 10 changes (can be set for more), even changes made in prior sessions (the undo layers are saved with the document). In WordPerfect for DOS 6.0 and later, it reverses only your last change.
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