Tag Archive: shortcut
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Two tech tips for you today, for working with Word’s tracked changes. One relating to comment balloons, and the other for simplifying the reviewing pane to reduce your stress level while simultaneously boosting your confidence.
And here is something you can do to relieve the stress of seeing just how many changes are marked up in your document.
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Reveal and insert non-printing characters to control and troubleshoot formatting in MS Word. Do you know what these symbols mean?
Find out today — and learn how to make them, too — in my How To column at Copyediting.com.
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Today I start writing another weekly column at Copyediting.com. It covers tech tips to make your editing more efficient, effective, and (ultimately) profitable, and (occasionally) some interpersonal stuff for dealing with, you know, the humans. The How To posts appear Mondays at noon, eastern.
Keyboard shortcuts for selecting text in Word are today’s topic. This is a common enough question, as editors wonder aloud why there isn’t an easier way to do it. There is. Here are 5 faster and more precise alternatives to dragging the mouse. You might also find this earlier post useful: keyboard shortcuts you didn’t know you needed.
Use any of those methods without holding the shift key and you can navigate the cursor to wherever you want it without taking your fingers off the keyboard.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2014/04/how-to-copyediting-keyboard-shortcuts-selecting-text/
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[Update Jan 10, 2013: added demo video using Acrobat Reader XI — short URL: http://goo.gl/yaqzNt]
I never see paper anymore. Manuscripts are developed in Word, much to my chagrin. When the book goes to layout, I get page proofs in PDF form. The markup I do is in Adobe Acrobat (or Reader), which I love. I have a stylus, which I love. And my computer has a big-ass screen, search, and undo. Actual-size paper just cannot compete with that.
First, learn the traditional proofreader’s marks,
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Keyboard shortcuts are just about the quickest route to efficiency for anyone who works with words. (I dare say, they’re a step toward efficiency for anyone working on a computer. My colleagues in the art and production departments sure know how to use them!) Many keyboard shortcuts are universal — they work in most programs, and across platforms (Mac/PC).
These are they keystrokes I use constantly, but have never seen on a list of shortcuts. The Mac OS instructions are provided. For Windows, try the ctrl key instead of command /apple and alt instead of opt (option).
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