A few useful keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word 2010
How many keyboard shortcuts do you know when it comes to the application Microsoft Word 2010? Not many? We guessed; most of the users do not know many keyboard shortcuts for the application Microsoft Word 2010. Not many seem to understand the importance of the application. If you use Microsoft Word 2010 frequently and you work with huge amount of data, you need these keyboard shortcuts more than anyone. So, here are a few useful keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word 2010.
Dealing with the documents
These are the simple ones and you might already know them, maybe you might have already used some of these. If you have to open a new document, the shortcut for that is ‘Ctrl +N’. To open a document from a location the shortcut is ‘Ctrl +O’. A quick shortcut to ‘Save as’ a document is to press ‘F12’ key. If you’re working with multiple documents, the shortcut to switch between the windows is ‘Ctrl + F6’. To open recently opened file / document, the shortcut is ‘Alt + f, r’. The first two shortcuts are well-known to many users and are widely used by many.
Navigation in the documents
Now that you are in the document, let us see some of the shortcuts that help you with navigating in the documents. We all know what arrow keys and the ‘Page Up’ and ‘Page Down’ do so let’s move to the other keyboard shortcuts. To jump to the bottom of the window, the shortcut is ‘Alt + Ctrl + Page Down’ and to jump to the top of the window it is, ‘Alt + Ctrl + Page Up’. To jump to another paragraph up and down, the shortcuts are ‘Ctrl + Arrow Down’ and ‘Ctrl + Arrow Up’ respectively. To go back to the last edited location in the document the shortcut is ‘Alt + Ctrl + z’.
Editing the documents
Editing goes hand in hand with navigation in the document. So let us see some of the shortcuts that help your edit your documents with ease. The shortcut to inset a copyright symbol is ‘Alt + Ctrl + C’ and to insert a registered trademark symbol is ‘Alt + Ctrl + R’. Em dash is something that you will not find on a keyboard, ever wondered about its shortcut? To insert em dash in your documents, the shortcut is ‘Alt + Ctrl + -‘. To insert a Unicode character in your documents, the shortcut is ‘Alt + X’ and to transform an existing character to Unicode, you need to select the character and then press ‘Alt + X’.
These are a few simple keyboard shortcuts that you can use when you are working on Microsoft Word 2010.