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To create professional looking documents, you got to have an idea of all formatting tools. Each is within a mouse-click on the Ribbon. For instance, you can format blocks of neat paragraph with the Paragraph group on the Home tab. But we often overlook another important tool that could speed up our work across a multi-page Word document.
The shortcut key.
The time it takes you to remove one hand and reach for the mouse adds up across the day. Keyboard ninjas know the time-saving benefits of shortcut keys. Microsoft Word has lots of them.
Some shortcuts are essential, and then you can tie some of them to muscle memory with a bit of practice each day. Here are a few paragraph-formatting commands you should exercise with because manipulating a paragraph into shape is the basic job on any document.
Use the Ctrl key to call them up.
The Paragraph dialog box gives you more fine-tuned controls. But these shortcut keys can be time-savers in their own right.
Are you on solid ground with Microsoft Office shortcut keys? Can you quickly format a paragraph with confidence?