6 microsoft shortcuts you probably don’t know
Microsoft Word: Love it or hate it, practically everyone uses it. I’ve been using it so long, I thought I knew everything
about it. But I stumbled across some super helpful shortcuts-hidden tricks and timesavers that make Microsoft Word easier and faster. One caveat for these tips: different versions of Word may have different commands, so some of these may not work in your version. That said, here are my top eight shortcuts:1. Double Click And Drag :- like most people, when you want to move a section of text from one place to another, you use Control X to cut and Control V to paste. That’s fine, It works. But there’s a faster way: Just Highlight the Text or Image you want to move, then simply drag what you’ve highlighted to where you want it to land.
2. Double Underline You knowyou can affect text by hitting Control-B to make it bold or Control-U to underline. But if one line of underlining just isn’t emphatic enough, Control-Shift-D will double underline it and make it look like a Note, Guess you remember those days when we do copy note with a double underline under the Heading. (On a Mac, use Command-Shift-D.) If that doesn’t make your point, you may have to go to ALL CAPS, and I’ve got a shortcut for that too…
3. Change Case Instead of retyping everything to change from lower case to UPPERCASE, just highlight the text you wantto change, click the case button, and then choose whichcase you want.
4. Adding Buttons to Your Toolbar Suppose you just tried using shortcut #3, but the casebutton isn’t on your toolbar, noworries; you can add it (and almost any other command). Go to View, Toolbars, Customize Toolbars, Commands, then scroll to find the command you want – anddrag it to where on the toolbaryou want it.
5. Add the Date How many times a day do you type the date? If you do it even once, that’s too much. Next time, justhit Alt-Shift-D (or Control-Shift -D on a Mac) to add the date automatically.
6. Quick Parts: This next tip builds on what the Autotext function did in older versions of Word: If you have a certain paragraph of text you regularlyneed to add to a document – like a boilerplate disclaimer, or maybe directions to your office- turn it into a Quick Part. Here’s how:
Quick Parts 1. Highlight the text you regularly use
2. Click the insert tab
3. Hit Quick Parts, and choose”Save Selection To The Quick Part Gallery” Now any time you want to insert that chunk of text into a document, either a new one or and old one you’reediting, just hit that Quick Partsbutton. Just one more click will select which saved Quick Part to insert. This trick will even work as a shortcut for adding a logo or letterhead. (spam)