When I write and edit, I often look to shortcuts to help save time and to make me sound like a mad typer. Yeah. That's right. I went there. And you can to!
Granted, I'm and MS Word user, so I'm not sure if these shortcut word for all processors. You're welcome to give it a try. Most of these functions are found in your toolbar anyway, but the more you can do on your keyboard, the less you have to rely on your wrist-aching mouse.
Here's my favorite (used-all-the-time) shortcuts:
Ctrl-Alt-M – Insert Comment (great for critiquing)
Ctrl + Backspace - Deletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl + I - Italicizes highlighted selection.
Ctrl + P - Opens the print window.
Ctrl + 2 - Double-space lines.
F7 - Run Spell Check
Shift + F12 - Save.
Use these shortcuts long enough and it will become second natural. Like combo moves on a video game, right? Now go lay claim to your story in record time!
Did I miss a really cool one? What are some of your favorite shortcuts?
I'm David, and I [Ctrl + I] really want a mouse tank!