Keyboard Shortcuts

keyboard shortcuts

I’ve noticed that many students today don’t know about keyboard shortcuts. This seems strange: first, because using a mouse for everything seems like a recipe for repetitive strain injury; and second, because keyboard shortcuts are the only way to do some things, like copying information from a WorldCat record and to an ILL form.

So I’ve created a handout that is intended to be tacked up on a bulletin board or wall for easy reference. It has a number of universal shortcuts that will work in nearly any Windows program – such as Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste – and a few that are specific to Word, such as Ctrl + 2 to double space text and Ctrl + T to create a hanging indent. I call it Melissa’s 15 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts.

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