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Keeping Word Commands at Your Fingertips

When Microsoft Word 2007 came out, users lamented the introduction of the Ribbon. Replacing the familiar menu system of Word 2003 with a newfangled, visually-oriented system of buttons and drop-downs went over like the proverbial lead balloon. It all came down to one thing: “How am I ever going to find anything on here?”

Nobody wants to waste time scrolling through a menu system looking for commands or functions they use frequently. Here, I’ll show you three methods for keeping your most common commands within easy reach so you can create documents faster and with less frustration.

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Guest Post @ Attorney at Work – Handy Keyboard Tricks

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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4 List of Word keyboard shortcuts

Stumbled across this while doing some research this weekend … Microsoft’s official list of keyboard shortcuts for Word 2002, Word 2003, and Word 2007.  (The list for Word 2010 is here.  Be sure to click the plus sign next to “Show All” before printing it out.)  If you prefer to keep your hands on the keyboard and off the mouse while typing, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to memorize the ones for functions you use a lot (bold, italics, centering, etc.).  In any event, it’s a handy reference.