As a writer and editor, I spend somewhere between 8 and 12 hours every day working in Microsoft Word and I very rarely use my mouse. Hotkeys, keyboard combos that offer shortcuts for menus and actions, make my life so much easier!
Here are my most-used hotkeys:
Ctrl + G – Opens the Go display box to take you to a specified place in your document.
Ctrl + K – Opens the “insert hyperlink” box – because I write a lot of blog posts, this one saves me lots of time.
Ctrl + Z/CTRL + Y – Undo/Redo.
Ctrl + Shift + * – Reveals all your formatting – a great tool if Word is acting up and you can’t figure out why it’s inserting indents.
Ctrl + Del – Deletes to the right of the cursor (the opposite of backspace).
And, most importantly, Ctrl + S, the quickest way to save your work just in case your computer crashes!
What are your most-used hotkeys?