Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Word sorts by the first item in each paragraph, so just select all the lines as a block. Then
click the Sort button in the Home tab’s Paragraph group. Mess around in the Sort Text dialog box if
you want, but most of the time, clicking OK is all you need to do to sort your text alphabetically.
Map Ctrl+F to the Advanced Find Command
I’m a stubborn old Word user. I’m really disappointed that pressing the Ctrl+F key summons the
Navigation pane. No thank you! I want Ctrl+F to bring forth the traditional Find dialog box, the one
that’s now called the Advanced Find dialog box. To make that happen, follow these steps:
1. Click the File tab.
2. Choose Options from the list of commands on the left side of the screen.
3. Choose the Customize Ribbon item in the Word Options dialog box.
The Customize Ribbon item is found on the left side of the dialog box.
4. Click the Customize button, found at the bottom of the dialog box.
The Customize Keyboard dialog box appears. You can use this dialog box to reassign all
keyboard shortcuts in Word — and even create a few new ones.
5. From the list of Categories, choose Home Tab.
6. From the list of Commands, choose Edit ⇒ Find.
7. Click the mouse in the Press New Shortcut Key text box.
8. Press the Ctrl+F key combination on the computer’s keyboard.
You may notice that Ctr+F is already assigned to the NavPaneSearch command. That setup is
about to change.
9. Click the Assign button.
10. Click OK.
Go ahead: Press Ctrl+F. You see the Find and Replace dialog box with the Find tab upfront.
The Navigation pane can still be accessed: On the View tab, place a check mark by the Navigation
Pane item, found in the Show group.