Friday, August 19, 2011

Microsoft and other shortcuts

okily dokily. so as promised, ive pasted some of the most common and less common but also usefl shortcuts that r used in our 'industry' and which think shld a) increase ur efficiency by at least 2,500 fold (no guarantee) and b) make you look like a fucking superstar in front of others (u must demonstrat skillz in frotn of others for this to work). first - a few general notes - 1. i left out excel cuz thas a whole nother can o worms that typically we dont deal with anyway. 2. u can always look up more on the "internet". it's what i did in the begining or by accident. 3. did u kno u cd assign ur own shortcuts to charactgrs? u proly do actually i think eveyr 1L learns it fr their writing teachers who tell u how to set that stupid section symbol as alt+s which is good because as a cml u never fucking use that stupid symbol ever again. im super cereal. 4. even if there r not shortcuts for a specific thing, or u cant for any reason make a shortcut (some firms have autoloading macros that will wipe ur personalizd shortcuts everytime u load word) u can learn the cmmds to get to ur thing on ur keyboard - i.e., , pressing 'alt' triggers the menus above, and pressing the letter that is underlined will open that menu (e.g., pressing alt + f will open the file menu, then presing 'n' will select 'new') - this is helpful for some slightly more complx xhsit like inserting crossreferencesa nd other lil brown nuggets. 5. for some items, i put in some minimnemonics incas u have trouble remembering shit. if u have real trouble u may want to read a book about guarntee ull have mofre fun than working.

Microsoft Word 2003 Shortcuts (note some of the formatting in this table isnt gonan show up right in the post cuz i did it in word first, and yes, this is an 8year old vresion of word. so suck my dick already.) this is not exhaustive btw but includes basically the ones i use most frequently.

Select text
Hold shift + direction key (use in combination with cursor functions below to select words, lines or paragraphs quickly) or click (if you have selected text, and you want to add or remove some from the selection in a linear fashion, hold shift and just click to where you want to extend/crop your selection)
Ctrl + A (selects all)*
f8 (selects items increaslingly, paly with it)
Move cursor
Ctrl + left/right (skips words)
Ctrl + up/down (skips paragraphs)
Ctrl + home/end (goes to beginning/end of doc)
Backspace/delete (whole words)
Ctrl + Backspace/del
Ctrl + C
Cut (think: eXcise)
Ctrl + X
Ctrl + V
Paste as unformatted text
Ctrl + 7 (varies depending on your system, if you don’t have it, you can always use the menu and select “paste special” – this is useful when a) converting pdfs and b) copying text from blacklines that you don’t want to reformat)
Bold, italics, underline
Ctrl + B, I, U
Ctrl + Shift + “+=”
Subscript (trial n error is better than a mnemnoci here)
Ctrl + “+=”
Double underline
Ctrl + Shift + D
All caps
Ctrl + Shift + A
Reg -> ALL CAPS -> Initial Caps
Shift + f3
Underline Words only
Ctrl + Shift + W
Open font menu
Ctrl + D (e.g., to make sometin small caps: highlight text, ctrl + d, alt + m, enter, feel like a champ)
Small Caps
Ctrl + Shift + K
Align left, cEnter, right, full Justification
Ctrl + L, E, R, J
Increase or decrease font size
Ctrl + Shift + > or <
Change Font
Ctrl + Shift + F
Zoom in or out
Ctrl + scroll up or down
Page break
Ctrl + enter
New doc
Ctrl + N
Open doc
Ctrl + O
Close window
Ctrl + W
Exit word (or any program)
Alt + f4
Ctrl + P
Print Preview
Ctrl + Alt + I or Ctrl + f2
Insert coMment
Ctrl + Alt + M
Change font to Symbol…(very useful btw; may not work on ur system)
Ctrl + Shift + Q
Maximize window
Alt + f10
Restore window
Alt + f5
Insert footnote
Ctrl + Alt + F (or Alt + I, n, n)
Spellcheck/grammar check
Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Y or f4 or Alt + Enter
Find / Replace
Ctrl + F / H
Enable/Disable track changes
Ctrl + Shift + E
Update fields
Turn field into regular text
Ctrl + Shift + f9 (v useful if u need to turn cross-refs into text for any reason, create a pdf from a doc and dont want fields to fuck up or turn into that Error thing, or if u wanna check quickly if there are any errors - u can hard code with this, search for "Error" and than undo a few times to recode everything)
Insert cross-reference
Alt + I, n, r
Change a cross-reference to only include the number and not the word “Section” or “Article”
(Usually you can get around this by just selection “paragraph number only” etc. in the insert x-ref menu, but if the word “Section” or “article” is part of the heading may not worfk)
Alt + f9 to toggle the field codes, at the end of the code, type “\t” then Alt + f9 again
(or right click on the x-ref, t (to toggle field codes), “\t”, right click again, u (to update field code))
Ever need to insert a column in a table?
Highlight a whole column, right-click, select insert column
* Note: depending on your system, sometimes you want to cut and paste shit from one doc to another, sometimes you want to cut and paste the entire shit, but everytime you do so the formatting and shit gets allll fucked up. micrsfot is a bitch aint it. to preserve formatting in the target doc, what u need to do is to select all except for the very last paragraph symbol “” thing. To make sure you didn’t get it, click on the symbol in your toolbar which revelas all the formatting stuff, and just make sure to deselect it. 

PHEWWW. jesus fuck im tired. that took me loneer than any other postive written. i shld have just copied some website or asked my secrtery, but i felt this was imprtant enough to do it myself 'right' - (i asked the internet and my secretyr to do my regular work instead). that said, there are a lot more shortcuts that i use, not just in word, but in basically every other program (so many things are text based tho that word shortcuts tend to almost be universal across programs - just try it and c wat happens). other apps includ my browser (mostly moving fwd, bckwd, reloading pages, bookmarks etc - depends on ur browser, some of the word stuff works here too), outlook (a lot of it mirrors word but some basic things for sending, fwding, replying, calendar invites, etc.), billing program, pdf (splicing docs, inserting stuff, commenting), os etc. rather than go thru all thatfor each one, because everyns system is differnt with diff versions of these programs, suggest that u figrue out what cmmds u use the most and look up /figure out how to decapitate those efficiency bottlenecks with the champagne rapier that is ur penis. i mean google. i mean look up the shortcuts on google, with ur penis, to figure it out. remember: geting a legup on this shit may not make the differenc betwen u being a miserable cml and a (gag) succesful cml partner, but it wil make the difference betwen u being a miserable cml and a (hazzah!) kickass korean pc gamer wannabe who diarrheas into his moms face.

"who's my big boy?"

if ur curious (if u dont know wat that is a pictur of and have made it this far then yes ur curious) watch this. apposite 'hot key' shout out @ around 15:30...and bigboyness @ around 19:10

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