Shortcuts in Word 365 2013 2010 2007 2003

Revealing document fields

As you work on a document, you usually see the results of the field codes that you've inserted instead of the actual codes themselves. Because of this, these field results may be difficult to distinguish from standard text, so Word has added a feature called shading that helps you to locate such results.

How to create shortcuts

If you are one of those who care about the productivity of the work and tend to use a keyboard instead of using a mouse to open menus and run commands, you might be interested in how to reveal keyboard shortcuts and add more shortcuts to Word.

The Master Document View

Word master document enables you to cross-reference items among several documents; create indexes, tables of contents, and lists that span several documents; easily assign consistent page numbering, headers, and another formatting across multiple documents; etc.
A book is ideally suited to the master document feature. Each chapter can be a subdocument, and the elements common to the entire book can be contained in the master document itself.

Replacing special characters

In addition to searching for and replacing text, you can search for and replace Word's special characters, such as paragraph and tab marks.

Field keyboard shortcuts

This tip contains shortcut keys for simple and faster work with fields.

Using nonbreaking and optional hyphens

Use the nonbreaking hyphen, non-breaking hyphen, or no-break hyphen to avoid breaking phrases or terms at the end of the line. With nonbreaking hyphens, the entire expression or term wraps to the next line instead of breaking. An optional hyphen has the opposite effect. It allows breaking words at the specified positions.

Using keyboard to move the cursor and scroll document

You can use the keyboard to move the insertion point and scroll document.

Navigating in a Table

There are several keyboard combinations that are useful when you work with a table:

Reviewing comments from the specific reviewer

Sometimes you need to search for a comment or comments from specific reviewers.

Review the text formatting quickly using the Reveal Formatting task pane

This feature allows you to quickly review the font and paragraph formatting (and section formatting) used in your text.