I love keyboard shortcuts. Word is a giant pain in the ass a lot of the time. If it were made for editors, you could search for tenses and I would know how to move from footnote to footnote without scanning the whole document. But one thing that it does OK sometimes is keyboard shortcuts. Two key strokes can replace going up to a menu, finding the right entry, and clicking a couple of boxes.
Now everyone knows (or should know) that Ctrl [Command for Mac users] X is cut, Ctrl [Command] V is paste. I have a list here that I created in my pre-Mac days, but most of them are adaptable to Mac. However there are keyboard shortcuts beyond your wildest dreams.
My new keyboard shortcut is Command + [ to make the font smaller and Command + ] to increase font size. Fuckin’-A-right! as my young man says. Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to make beer o’clock come just a little bit faster.
Even if you don’t spend all day pulling the cursor around the page, you gotta admit that it’s slightly exciting. OK, OK, it’s just me. What other amazingly helpful editing tools do I not know about?