When working in Microsoft Word 2010, don’t forget these handy tips and tricks to get something done quickly or to format your text more in a more pleasing way.
- Press Ctrl+Enter to start a new page. A manual page break is inserted, which forces a new page automatically.
- Press Shift+Enter to insert a soft return, which is useful for breaking a line of text, such as in a document title or an address.
- Use tabs to line up your text. Never use spaces. One tab is all you need. If you’re typing more than one tab, you need to reset the tab stops.
- Always use one tab between columns to line them up. That makes editing the information easier if you have to do it.
- If you need to change page formatting in the middle of your document, start a new section.
- Save your styles in a template! That way, you can use them for new documents you create without having to rebuild all your styles over and over.
Once in a while, you might need to insert an unusual character or symbol into your Word 2010 document. For those special times, refer to the following table.
Inserting Special Characters in Word 2010
Once in a while, you might need to insert an unusual character or symbol into your Word 2010 document. Or depending on your work, you might save time every day by using these shortcut combinations.
|Character||Symbol Produced||Key Combination|
|En dash||–||Ctrl+minus sign (on numeric keypad)|
|Em dash||—||Alt+Ctrl+minus sign (on numeric keypad)|
|Unbreakable hyphen||Ctrl+Shift+- (hyphen)|