Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Refer to Chapter 19 for creating tables, which is a great way to organize information into rows
and columns.
Thou Shalt Not Press Enter at the End of a
Line
Word automatically wraps text. As you type and your text approaches the right margin, the words
automatically advance to the next line. Therefore, there’s no need to press the Enter key, unless you
want to start a new paragraph.
In one-line paragraphs, pressing the Enter key at the end of the line is okay.
When you don’t want to start a new paragraph but you need to start a new line, such as when
typing a return address, press Shift+Enter, the soft return command.
Thou Shalt Not Neglect Thy Keyboard
Word is not Windows. Windows is a graphical operating system. Graphics means using the mouse.
So, although you can get lots done with the mouse, some things in Word are done faster by using the
keyboard.
For example, stab the Ctrl+S key combo to quickly save a document. Pressing Ctrl+P to print works
better than fumbling for the mouse, as does Ctrl+O to open a document. You don’t have to know all
the keyboard commands, but remembering a few helps.
Refer to this topic’s online Cheat Sheet for a full-on list of keyboard shortcuts mentioned
in this topic. You can find the Cheat Sheet here:
www.dummies.com/cheatsheet/word2013
Thou Shalt Not Manually Number Thy Pages
Word has an automatic page-numbering command. Refer to the section in Chapter 13 that talks
about where to stick the page number.
Thou Shalt Not Press the Enter Key to Start a
New Page
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