How to use a keyboard as a mouse alternative during typing and editting text.

Somtimes during typing you find it cumbersome to alternate home row keys and the mouse in parallel.

Time wasting and tedious could be  the best way to describe the whole scenario. 

Also read: previewing a desktop in a few keyboard tricks

Sometimes even a simple task to be completed, one got to get hold of the mouse to execute it, however now I bring you a list of options you could master.

Ones you get the key combinations listed below well then why bother yourself with a mouse on Windows 7 unless otherwise.

Office menu commands

  • Ctrl+N Create a new document
  • Ctrl+O Open an existing document
  • F12 Save the document as a new file
  • Ctrl+P Print a document
  • Alt+F4 Close WordPad

Quick access menu

  • Ctrl+S Save changes to a document

  • Ctrl+Z Undo a change
  • Ctrl+Y Redo a change
  • Ctrl+A Select the entire document

Home ribbon commands

  • Ctrl+X Cut a selection
  • Ctrl+C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  • Ctrl+V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  • Ctrl+B Make selected text bold
  • Ctrl+I Italicize selected text
  • Ctrl+U Underline selected text
  • Ctrl+= Make selected text subscript
  • Ctrl+Shift+= Make selected text superscript
  • Ctrl+L Align text left
  • Ctrl+E Align text center
  • Ctrl+R Align text right
  • Ctrl+J Justify text
  • Ctrl+1 Set single line spacing
  • Ctrl+2 Set double line spacing
  • Ctrl+5 Set line spacing to 1.5
  • Ctrl+Shift+> Increase the font size
  • Ctrl+Shift+< Decrease the font size
  • Ctrl+Shift+A Change characters to all capitals
  • Ctrl+Shift+L Change the bullet style
  • Ctrl+D Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing
  • Ctrl+F Find text in a document
  • F3 Find the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
  • Ctrl+H Replace text in a document
  • Ctrl+Left Arrow Move the cursor one word to the left
  • Ctrl+Right Arrow Move the cursor one word to the right
  • Ctrl+Up Arrow Move the cursor to the line above
  • Ctrl+Down Arrow Move the cursor to the line below
  • Ctrl+Home Move to the beginning of the document
  • Ctrl+End Move to the end of the document
  • Ctrl+Page Up Move up one page
  • Ctrl+Page Down Move down one page

    • Ctrl+Delete Delete the next word
    • F10 Display keytips
    • Shift+F10 Show the current shortcut menu
    • F1 Open WordPad Help

    The above key shortcuts demand mastering skill and so for a better experience do a frequent practising.

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