When you highlight text – to take off the highlighting you can click an Arrow key NOT any other key!!
If by mistake you DO click another key, your text will disappear. No worry. Use Ctrl+Z to bring it back.
Remember to use your Page Up and Page Down keys instead of mouse scrolling
Remember to use Ctrl+S every now and then to save what you have typed or altered so far
Some of the following actions work without first highlighting so long as the cursor is active somewhere in the line or pragraph. Others need highlighting first.
Ctrl+L = align left
Ctrl+R = align right
Ctrl+E = align centre
Ctrl+1 = single line spacing
Ctrl+2 = double line spacing
Ctrl+5 = 1 ½ line spacing
Some of these keyboard shortcuts are listed in the Menus along the top of your screen.
Ctrl+Z = Undo
Ctrl+Y = Redo
Ctrl+C = Copy
Ctrl+X = Cut
Ctrl+V = Paste
Ctrl+A = Select all
Ctrl+F = Find
Ctrl+N = Open NEW document
Ctrl+O = Open a SAVED document
Ctrl+S = Save your document
(or re-save to include your changes)
Ctrl+P = Open the Print dialogue box
F1 = opens the Help menu
F7 – starts the Spelling check
F5 – brings up the Find/Replace menu