Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Caps Lock key lets you type text in UPPERCASE letters. After you press Caps
Lock, the Caps Lock light on your keyboard comes on, indicating that you’re entering ALL
CAPS mode. Press the Caps Lock key again to return to normal.
Keys on the numeric keypad serve sometimes as cursor keys and sometimes as number keys.
The split personality is evident on each key cap, which displays two symbols. The Num Lock
key and its corresponding light are on if the numeric keypad (1, 2, 3) is active. If the cursor keys
(arrows, Home) are active, Num Lock is off.
Cursor keys are also called arrow keys; they control the cursor. Also included are the non-arrow
keys: Home, End, PgUp (or Page Up), PgDn (or Page Down), Insert, and Delete.
Ctrl is pronounced “control.” The variety of names that people give to the Ctrl key before they
know it as the control key is amazing.
The Delete key may also be labeled Del on your keyboard.
Modifier keys do nothing by themselves. Instead, the Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys work in
combination with other keys.
Working a touchscreen keyboard
It’s possible, and I’m not thrilled about it, but you can use Word 2013 in an environment where you
type on the monitor, not on a keyboard. In this case, typing takes place on a virtual keyboard, similar
to the one shown in Figure 2-2 .
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