Friday, July 22, 2011
The other day, I posted a very helpful article of typing shortcuts. Please see below. Here's another one that comes in very handy for those who write law review articles and have to deal with large and small caps. Just type the relevant part of the citation, shade it with your mouse, and click Control+Shift+K.
To get out, just reclick that formula. Of course, none of this goes to the real question: Why in heaven's name do law reviews still use large and small caps?
Handy Keyboard Tricks for Word
A good way to increase your typing efficiency is to keep your hand off the mouse as much as possible. In an article on Attorney at Work, Deborah Savadra shows us how with a number of “Hotkeys.” Here are a few examples:
- Boldface: CTRL+B
- Italicize: CTRL+I
- Underline: CTRL+U
- Increase font size: CTRL+SHIFT+.
- Decrease font size: CTRL+SHIFT+,
Here’s one that she especially recommends:
Finally, if you memorize no other key combination, remember this one: CTRL+S to Save Document. Although you can have Word automatically save an AutoRecover version of your document every few minutes, it never hurts to save the document yourself frequently.