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|
** If you have Modern Comments, key cmd + enter to post and exit a comment “balloon”. That’s ctrl + enter for Windows users.
Word adds and removes functions at will. Your mileage may vary.
Got a gnarly Word problem? Submit your problem and we’ll try to answer it in the Q&A thread.
Learn with us! Join a course today.
© This blog and all materials in it are copyright Adrienne Montgomerie on the date of publication. All rights reserved. No portion may be stored or distributed without express written permission. Asking is easy!