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    Longest Ctrl-sequence (all)

    OK. I was showing off a bit in this <post#=445864>post 445864</post#>, but what the hey! we're still in the festive sequence at my place of work!

    What's the longest sequence of Ctrl-keys that you use (in MS-Word) on a basis regular enough that you don't have to turn to a cheat-sheet to look one up?

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    Re: Longest Ctrl-sequence (all)

    Since you asked only for ctrl, I omitted the alt key combos I use. I came from a WordPerfect 5 DOS world and didn't use their template. I haven't the time nor inclination to use the mouse. If it's something I do on a regular basis, I use the shortcut key or assign one.

    Ctrl-n; new document
    Ctrl-N; apply normal style
    Ctrl-c; copy
    Ctrl-v; paste
    Ctrl-x; cut
    Ctrl-space; apply default paragraph font
    Ctrl-s; save with same name
    Ctrl-S; Access style drop-down (formatting toolbar)
    Ctrl-F; Access font name drop-down (formatting toolbar)
    Ctrl-m; Increase left indent by .5
    Ctrl-M; Decrease left indent by .5
    Ctrl-o; Open Document
    Ctrl-0; Toggle 12pt before
    Ctrl-1; single space
    Ctrl-2; double space
    Ctrl-5; 1.5 line spacing
    Ctrl-Shift-1thru 4; apply headings 1-4
    Ctrl-k; insert hyperlink
    Ctrl-z; undo
    Ctrl-y; repeat last action
    Ctrl-g; go to
    Ctrl-h; replace dialog
    Ctrl-f; find
    Ctrl-Delete; delete from cursor forward to end of word
    Ctrl-backspace; delete from cursor back to beginning of word
    Ctrl-home; to begining of document
    ctrl-end; to end of document
    ctrl-left/right; to beginning or word on left or right as appropriate
    ctrl-up/down; to beginning of current (previous if at beginning of current para) or next paragraph
    ctrl-page down/up; next or previous from active object browser item (e.g. if you just searched for something and closed find dialog then you can find next with this and not have to open find dialog again)

    To my dismay, I find the Windows environment moving further away from us old-fashioned keyboarders.
    Karen

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    Re: Longest Ctrl-sequence (all)

    Karen

    I can think of somebody else who would empathise with you. Probably over a decade ago, there was an article in a newspaper in <img src=/S/flags/Australia.gif border=0 alt=Australia width=30 height=18> about super-secretary, a longterm public servant for a top government official position. She was a WP 5.1 for DOS user extraordinaire, who used over 2200 keyboard macros, and knew every one of them off the top of her head!

    Alan

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    Re: Longest Ctrl-sequence (all)

    Wow! Now that's impressive! <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> to Super-Secretary!

    I must admit that WP DOS's combinations were a bit easier for me to learn... once you got past the 48 function key options, the rest were straight mnemonics. My boss (another WP DOSser) is about the only person I know who remembers the old WP shortcuts and will occasionally mention them as a long-running joke between us.

    Word's get weird sometimes -- like the "h" for find & replace <img src=/S/tongue.gif border=0 alt=tongue width=15 height=15> I mean, where did they come up with "h" for that? Also, as soon as I posted, I recalled all the ones for fields (creating, locking, unlocking). It's easier for me when I know what I want to do and just use the shortcut than it is to try to recall them and then list them. I almost didn't respond because it just sounds so boastful <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> -- but I figured what the hey, It may help others out.
    Karen

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    Re: Longest Ctrl-sequence (all)

    Right, but what does this sequence do? I was looking for a sequence of keys that performed a task.

    I'm sure that all us professionals use some combinations like "Ctrl-C, Ctrl-downarrow, Ctrl-V" on a fairly regular basis.

    Find a regular task that can be accomplished with a sequence of Ctrl-key sequences, probably from the list you posted.

    My reference to the original post was an example of preserving the contents of a corrupted document in a fresh document.

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