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How to use Word’s keyboard shortcuts According to a 2011 Google survey, 90% of computer users don’t use CTRL-F to search for a word — because they don’t know such a keyboard shortcut exists! This video shows common Microsoft Word functions that have keyboard shortcuts. If you spend much of your day at the keyboard, shortcuts are an efficiency tool you can't do without.
Common keyboard shortcuts This information sheet supports the How to use Word's keyboard shortcuts video with a written summary of the most useful shortcuts.
How to use Word’s Track changes function Used with care, Track Changes can be one of Microsoft Word’s more useful functions. Late in the editing process, it can provide a clear audit trail of minor changes. But used too early, it will litter the page with coloured lines, dots, arrows and boxes. This video shows you when, and how, to get the best from Track Changes.
How to use Word’s Outline view Word's Outline view is a little-known function that helps you organise your thoughts at the start of a big writing project. It's ideal for quickly and easily building and organising an argument, and for iterating it as you develop your draft. And it’s just a few clicks away, as this video shows.
Common proofreading marks Proofreaders — including Get it Write! editors — have a standardised way of marking up proofs to indicate changes. If we have marked up proofs for you, you will need a copy of this resource to make sense of what we have done!
Editing and writing style Editing is mostly a rules-based activity: the editor applies rules about the writing and presentation of the document, to ensure consistency and compliance with Australian and international standards. The publishing industry calls these rules 'style'. This resource explains our style rules.