In the process of writing tax articles I have taken to using keypad shortcuts (or ‘hotkeys’) to reduce the risk of repetitive strain.
Expanded my short cut use beyond copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) has proved invaluable and therefore I include a list of my favourite short cuts along with a few web-browser and program short cuts.
|Ctrl+N||Open a new document|
|Ctrl+W||Close the current document|
|Ctrl+S||Save the current document|
Copy, cut and paste
|Ctrl+A||Highlight whole document|
|Ctrl+C||Copy highlighted text|
|Ctrl+X||Cut highlighted text|
|Ctrl+V||Paste what was cut or copied|
Delete and undo
|Ctrl+Del||Delete the word in front of the cursor|
|Ctrl+Z||Undo your last deletion|
Inserting bold, italic and underlined words
|Ctrl+B||Write in bold text|
|Ctrl+I||Write in italic text|
Press the Ctrl+[key] to start the function and then again to end.
Useful program and web browser short cuts
|Ctrl+T||Open a new tab while web browsing|
|Ctrl+Tab||Cycle through all open web browser tabs|
|Ctrl+N||Open a new window|
|Ctrl+W||Close the current window/tab|
|Alt+F4||Close the active window|
|Alt+D||Jump to the URL line to overtype a search on a web browser|
|Alt+←||Back a click|
|Alt+→||Forward a click|
|Alt+Esc||Cycle through all active windows|
If you like what you see and you find them useful then email the list to a friend.
In truth I was amazed that I had not been using more short cuts beforehand.
This article is for discussion purposes only and does not represent advice on which you should act without consulting a professional as tax legislation is complex and changes frequently.