Microsoft Word is an amazingly popular example of word processing software and one that millions of people use every day. Some actions required to format your work can be laborious or awkward, so the developers have included hotkeys to help. This article will list five useful hotkeys that will help you to cut down writing and editing time. The list is not exhaustive, and reading Microsoft’s user guide will doubtless give you more ways to improve your Microsoft Word experience.
Cut, copy, and paste.
The most used hotkeys are the cut, copy, and paste keys. They are simple to learn and they will make your life a whole lot easier once you have. Used alongside the shift and the arrow keys they will make manipulating small amounts of text much simpler than selecting the text with the cursor. As you probably move words, sentences, and paragraphs around while you type anyway, you might as well go it more efficiently. To cut use CTRL+X, to copy use CTRL+C, and to paste use the CTRL+V combination.