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Keyboard Shortcuts 4

 
Open a new Word document

This exercise will help you practice and understand these shortcuts 

 

Use this shortcut

Then type the text next to each shortcut

Ctrl+ B

Bold is turned ON

Ctrl+B

Bold is turned OFF - text is plain

Ctrl+I

Italics is turned ON

Ctrl+I

Italics is turned OFF – text is plain

Ctrl+U

Underscore is turned ON

Ctrl+U

Underscore is turned OFF – text is plain

Ctrl+U+I

Underscore and Italics are turned ON

Ctrl+U+I

Underscore and Italics are turned OFF – text is plain

Ctrl+B+U

Bold and Underscore are turned ON

Ctrl+B+U

Bold and Underscore are turned OFF – text is plain

Ctrl+B+I

Bold and Italics are turned ON

Ctrl+I

Italics is OFF – but Bold is still ON

Ctrl+B

Bold is also OFF – text is plain

Ctrl+B+U+I

Bold, Underscore and Italics are all ON

Ctrl+B+I

Bold and Italics are OFF – but Underscore is still ON

Ctrl+U

Underscore is turned OFF – text is plain

 

Notice that bold letters take more space than plain (regular) letters

You will notice also that some Fonts appear darker (but not marked Bold) in size 12, others in size 13, others in size 14. Examples: Times New Roman 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Tahoma 10, 11, 12, 13, 

A REALLY HANDY SHORTCUT:

If you hold down the Ctrl key and tap the ] key it increases the Font size by one point. If you use the [ key it decreases it one point. It increases or decreases each time you tap the ] or [ key. Much quicker than using the mouse if you decide this Shortcut is useful to you.  

To use this Shortcut on text already typed you would first have to highlight that text.

 

 

 

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