No matter what you are writing, a fictional book, a story for kids, a user manual, or
a technical report, jumping between the text and ribbon buttons for formatting distracts
from the work. Shortcut Keys or Hotkeys for changing the paragraph alignment,
style, etc. without mouse movements come to rescue.
When you create a book or other specific type of a Microsoft Word document, you may
need to start each new part of your paper on an odd page. This rule is a mandatory
requirement of some publishers, even if it creates an empty page between two sections
of the document:
If you need to put each Heading 1 at the beginning of a new page, you
can customize the existing Heading 1 style or create a new
Heading style to put page breaks before the heading. Microsoft Word
automatically inserts page breaks for such style.
When you work with article, thesis, report and other documents, you may need to create a
multi-source citation instead of simply joining several citations:
There are several useful shortcuts that can help to change the style settings of a paragraph
without the mouse. But you can add other shortcuts for your own style or any existing style in
When you create a shape in your document, it is created with the default style and any text that you
type has the default font.
For some charts or diagrams, you need to create a regular polygon – equiangular
(all angles are equal) or equilateral (all sides have the same length).
E.g., equilateral triangle, regular square, etc.
When you create a text box in your document Word, any text you type appears has the default font that can be
different from version to version...
The simplest way to copy format from one character, word, paragraph, or other elements in Microsoft Word, is
to use the Format Painter button (on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group). Still,
with keyboard shortcuts, it is faster.