Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts
Word 2013 continues to offer you the option of performing many tasks via keyboard
shortcuts. If you’re a highly skilled typist, using keyboard shortcuts can save time over using
the mouse, because you never have to lift your hands off the keyboard. For example, say
you’re typing and want to underline a word for emphasis. Just before typing the word,
press Ctrl+U to toggle underlining on. Type the word, and then press Ctrl+U again to toggle
the underlining back off.
In addition to keyboard shortcuts for applying formatting, Word enables you to use
keyboard shortcuts to navigate in a document, perform tasks such as inserting a hyperlink, or
select commands from the Ribbon (using KeyTips, as described in Chapter 2). This section
helps to round out your knowledge of keyboard shortcuts in Word 2013.
Creating a list of built-in keyboard shortcuts
Word boasts a broad array of keystrokes to make writing faster. If you’ve been using Word
for a long time, you very likely have memorized a number of keystrokes (some of them that
apply only to Word, and others not) that make your typing life easier. You’fill be happy to
know that most of those keystrokes still work in Word 2013.
Rather than provide a list of all of the key assignments in Word, here’s how to make one
yourself:
1. Press Alt+F8. The Macros dialog box appears.
2. In the Macro name text box, type listcommands.
3. Click the Run button or press Enter. The List Commands dialog box opens.
4. Leave the Current keyboard settings options selected, and click OK or press
Enter. Word creates a new document with a table showing all of Word’s current
keyboard shortcuts.
5. Save and name the fi le as desired.
If you’ve reassigned any built-in keystrokes to other commands or macros, your own
assignments appear in place of Word’s built-in assignments. If you’ve redundantly assigned any
keystrokes, all assignments will be shown. For example, Word assigns Alt+F8 to ToolsMacro.
If you also assigned Ctrl+Shift+O to it, your commands table would include both
assignments. The table also shows those assignments and commands you haven’t customized.
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If you want a list of Word’s default built-in assignments, open Word in safe mode (hold down the Ctrl key as Word is
starting and then click Yes) and run the listcommands macro again as just described.
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