If you are using control + S to save like you’ve got a twitch (and what MS user hasn’t learned to save obsessively), you already know that shortcuts will save you a lot of time over using menus. Here are some surprising, lesser-known keyboard shortcuts that will speed up your productivity.
|Insert a comment||alt + R, C||cmd + opt + A|
|Tracked changes on/off (toggle)||ctrl + shift + E||cmd + shift + E|
|Paste and match formatting||ctrl + shift + V||cmd + opt + shift + V|
|Exit a comment balloon||esc||esc|
|Switch between the last 4 places edited||alt + ctrl + Z||cmd + opt + Z|
|Select word, sentence, paragraph or cell, all (repeat to toggle through selections, esc to exit)||F8||F8|
|Display the shortcut for the selected menu item||shift + F10|
Word adds and removes functions at will. Your mileage may vary.
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