Shortcut Keys for MS Word

If you don't remember it, there was a time when your computer didn't come with a mouse attached.  A time when you could only interact with the machine using the keyboard.  If you're curious, it is possible to use a computer without a mouse.  There is software that can make a computer more accessible to the blind for example.  But there is also a whole list of keyboard shortcuts that you could use to eliminate mouse clicks.

Try these shortcut keys in Microsoft Word when you get a chance. They really can save you some time if you learn to use them regularly.

Shortcut KeysDescription
F1Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
Ctrl + ASelect all text.
Ctrl + XCut selected item.
Ctrl + CCopy selected item.
Ctrl + VPaste
HomeGoes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + HomeGoes to beginning of document.
EndGoes to end of current line.
Ctrl + EndGoes to end of document.
Shift + HomeHighlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + EndHighlights from current position to end of line.

Here is a link to even more keyboard shortcut keys: http://www.computerhope.com/shortcut.htm#2


PRACTICE ACTIVITY:  Try using these keyboard shortcuts sometime today.  You might even find that using them saves you time compared to using the mouse and searching menus.

TO KEEP ON LEARNING:  To find more keyboard shortcuts try searching the internet for:
Microsoft keyboard shortcuts
computers for the blind
key strokes