Re: Just switched to WORD 2013, any more hot keys suggestions?

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>

Back with Office 2003, I could be in what they then called Microsoft Word, and hit Control O, then shift tab to the left, and I kept what was then My Documents as the directory of choice. I could arrow up and down through the thing, hit enter on anything I wanted. Every now and then, my husband would get another directory on there, and I can't remember what I did to finagle My Documents to be the one right to the left. Yes. With Word and Documents, I can get the last documents I have opened, just see no way to full access other than just go to Documents. Also, when sending attachments, I could do that too, which was way cool.

Bye for now,


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Subject: RE: Just switched to WORD 2013, any more hot keys suggestions?

Office 2013 has a backstage view. Ours keeps the last 25 documents that have been opened in the backstage view. Assuming your documents are saved in documents, I usually press Control plus O, then shift plus tab one time and use my up arrow to find my document and press Enter.

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Subject: RE: Just switched to WORD 2013, any more hot keys suggestions?

Do you mean a document list, containing all your Word documents? There was an old DOS command, a variation of the DIR" command but I haven't used it in years. I think it was dir > filename.


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Subject: RE: Just switched to WORD 2013, any more hot keys suggestions?

Peter, here are some I have in a document file. I still hope we can find out how to get a document directory from a word document.

In Microsoft Word, for count, like Word Count, line count, etc, hit Alt T, W, then arrow up for information.

For font, hit Alt H, f, N

For Mailing, Alt M, E for envelopes and Alt M L for labeling.

For margins, hit Alt P, M, A.

For tabs, Alt O, T.

For word definitions: Shift F7, then F6. It will tell you to put in your word. Then tab to Thesarus English US. Enter, tab until you start getting the definitions. This one is a little tricky and requires maneuvering, but is worth it to find out what stuff means.

Here's what Trudy sent on key strokes:

I don't know your level of computer knowledge and am not trying to insult anyone, but thought that these shortcuts, if you didn't know them already, would be useful information for those of you who didn't know them already.
If you do know them, but have friends who don't, please pass them on.
Or, if you didn't know them yourself and have friends who don't know them, pass them on to those friends too.

15 Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Don't Know
Navigate your computer more easily with the push of a few buttons By
Amanda Greene Posted December 15, 2010 from
Photo: © Thinkstock
Most expert computer users know the basic keyboard shortcuts, like pressing Control (Ctrl) + P on a PC to print a document. But did you know there are plenty of other useful—not to mention pretty darn cool—key combinations out there? From instantly zooming in to a larger view to quickly closing your browser window, these shortcuts will put the World Wide Web and more at your fingertips—because every second counts.
1. Add a Bookmark
Tab your new favorite website for easy access by bookmarking the page with the following quick trick.
PC: Ctrl + D
Mac: Apple key (see right) + D
2. Delete Forever When you know
you want to nix a file forever—instead of sending it to clog up the recycling bin first––tap the keys below.
PC: Shift + Delete
3. Close Browser Whether your boss walks up while you're reading gossip blogs or your husband comes in the room while you're buying him a gift, close your browser, stat, with this shortcut.
PC: Alt + F4
Mac: Ctrl + Q
4. Show Desktop
If you have lots of windows open on your computer and you want quick
access to your desktop—or a super-quick way to hide your work—hit the
following keys.> PC: Window key (see right) + D
Mac: F11

5. Find Files or Folders
Forget painstakingly searching all of your folders to find one file. The shortcut below will do the searching for you.
PC: Window key + F
Mac: Apple key (see right) + F
6. Change Zoom Level
Whether you're working on the Web or in a word processing program, zoom in or out with this command.
PC: Ctrl + scroll mouse wheel
Mac: Apple key + plus sign; Apple key + minus sign
7. Reopen Previous Tab in Browser
Have you ever accidentally closed the browser tab you were looking at and had to spend time backtracking to find it again? The shortcut below will restore that page to you almost instantly.
PC: Ctrl + Shift + T
Mac: Apple key + Z
8. Switch Between Open Programs
Navigating between open screens can get confusing. Make it easy to move among all your programs with this quick trick.
PC: Alt + Tab
Mac: Apple key + Tab
9. Take a Screen Shot Capture an image of what you're working on instantly with a screen grab—it's particularly useful for Web pages you can't copy and paste.
PC: Print Screen (then paste [Ctrl + V] into a Word document)
Mac: Apple key + Shift + 3
10. Refresh a Webpage
Whether you're waiting for a new email to arrive or the latest news story to pop up, easily refresh your screen using the keys below.
PC: F5, or Ctrl + R
Mac: Apple key + R
11. Go to a Previous Location in Browser
Time travel with the neat shortcut below, which lets you quickly go back to the webpage you were looking at before your current one.
PC: Alt + ←
Mac: Apple key + [
12. Spelling/Grammar Check
No more excuses: Perfect spelling and grammar is just one keystroke away.
PC or Mac: F7
13. Add "http://www" to Your Browser's Address Bar
The quickest route to your online destination? Just type in the name of the webpage you'd like to go to (for example, type "Google"), then press the following keys to add the "http://www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end.
PC: Ctrl + Enter
Mac: Apple key + Enter
14. Select the Address Bar
When you want to quickly type a new URL into your browser, the shortcut below will easily select the address bar for you, so you can start typing without moving your mouse.
PC: Ctrl + L, or F6
Mac: Apple key + L
15. Launch the Windows Start Menu
Just tap the keys below for an easy way to view your Start Menu options.
PC: Window key, or Ctrl + Esc

Mouse Over – Control enter, enter
Signature in Windows Mail – Control, Insert, Enter,

Bye for now,


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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar via Jfw
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Subject: Re: Just switched to WORD 2013, any more hot keys suggestions?

Thanks Ann,

I'm making headwaywith WORD 2013.

Your suggestion to get to save-as by using the old:
alt+F then a
only gets me to the save-as tab. Inow know that I have to select a button for the folder and that brings up the edit box.

The F12 gets me directly into the edit box where I can type thepath/fileName.

I still don't know how to open a file from inside WORD. The ctrl+o gets me the open tab. Only recent documents are shown.

I need an edit box to type the path/file so I can open a text file from within WORD.
Existing WORD files can be opened by selecting them from the directory tree.

The large WORD hot keys file is a problem, maybe the "protected view".

I used F12 to save it as a RTF and text file. It will take time to go through it.

Thanks again.

Peter T

On 2015-11-01 9:35 AM, Ann Byrne via Jfw wrote:
If you remember the commands from Word 2003, you can use most of them.
But you can't open a menu and select one. So to get to the format
paragraph dialog, you have to type alt-o, then p. To get to 'change
case', it's alt-o, then e. Save-as is alt-f, then a, or f12.

Good luck! the transition is a stinker, but eventually it's manageable.
At 07:05 AM 11/1/2015, you wrote:
You can change the font by pressing Alt-O-F or Shift Control-F or,
best of all, Control D, which always has been delete - go figure. I
learned the second and third commands from listers. I too jumped from
2003 to 2013. Actually, I had a brief stint with 2010, which is about
the same as 2013.

Bye for now,


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Subject: Just switched to WORD 2013, any more hot keys suggestions?


I just switched from WORD 2003 to 2013. The menu bar has been changed
to a ribbon menu for some years now. These ribbons are proving to be
an initial hurdle. I'm tabbing and arrowing in a fruitless search for
what I want.

When the ribbons first came out, Ihad heard that you could use some
of the old Menu Bar hot keys, but that isn't exactly true.

Alt+F doesn't bring up the old File menu.

Some of you provided the hot keys for changing the font.

How do I do a "save as"? That was in the File menu.
If I do a "alt+f a" I get a save as tab. There is no edit field.

How do I open a file? The ctrl+o gives me the open tab and recently
opened documents.
There is no edit field to type in the drive, path file-name that I
used to do.

I got started by using the tree to select an existing WORD document
It was opened by WORD. I could then open it as a recent document.

I just found the JAWS training, as DAISY books. These can be
downloaded so I downloaded the VirtualRibbonMenus.exe. It is an executable file.
How do I get it into a DAISY book format to transfer to my DAISY player?

Thanks for any help.
Peter T.

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