Double Duty Keystrokes:
Word and WordPerfect Shortcuts - Part 4
by Kendall Callas
Quit mousing around! is the best advice I give my
clients to save time, reduce errors, and avoid wrist strain.
Commands and typing are faster if you train yourself to avoid the
mouse as much as possible and use keystrokes, keeping your fingers
on the home row. The keys below work identically in both Microsoft
Word for Windows and WordPerfect for Windows:
Escape to Cancel
Tap ESCape to abort operations or back away from menus. Don't
waste time using your mouse to click the Cancel button.
F1 for Help
Tap function key F1 to start the help system for useful screens of
context sensitive information (or select Help from the
F8 to Select
Tap function key F8 to turn select on at the cursor position. Then
use movement keystrokes like Home, End, PgUp, arrows,
Ctrl+Home, etc. to expand the highlighting to cover the desired text.
You may also take advantage of the one-key search feature that is
automatically turned on: tap any typewriter key to extend the
highlighting to that character (any letter or number key; period to
select through the end of the sentence, Enter to highlight through the
end of the paragraph, etc.). Once you've highlighted the text you
want to work on, apply features like bold/italics/underline, delete the
highlighted text with the Backspace key, or simply type over it. Tap
F8 again to turn select off.
Copyright (C) 2001 by microCounsel. All rights
Home Page |
Articles List |
Top of this article