If typing speed is important to you, you want to minimize the amount of time you spend reaching for the mouse to access common commands like font formatting, paragraph justification, etc. Learn a few critical hotkeys (key combinations that give you instant access to commands you’d otherwise have to click through the menu system to use), and your typing speed (and productivity) can increase dramatically.
Microsoft Word’s got tons of hotkeys, but over on the Attorney at Work blog, I’ve listed what I think are some of the most important for increasing your typing and editing speed. Memorize two or three of these at a time, use them enough to make them second-nature, then go back to the list to pick up a couple more.
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