A few Microsoft Word Time Savers

Microsoft Word has so many hidden features and time savers, that you may miss many of them.

Paste Special is definitely overlooked: The best way to copy and paste from the Internet while avoiding formatting problems, is to use Paste Special.

  • Select the text from the Internet and copy.
  • In Word, place the cursor where you want to paste the text.
  • Go to Edit to Paste Special…

Highlight Text Quickly
Insert the cursor at the beginning of the text to be highlighted
Hold down Shift and Use the Arrow Keys or
Hold down Shift and Use Page UP or Page DOWN

Short Returns
Click Shift and Enter – this makes a short return that creates a line without a new number or bullet, which is especially useful when adding an explanation that does not warrant its own number or bullet.

Submitted by:Barbara Bray