Did you know you could save all open documents by just holding down the shift key when selecting the File menu? Yeah, Save turns into Save All (okay not in Word 2007 it appears)! Web Worker Daily has six more tips in their article:
Many of us writerly types spend a lot of time in Microsoft Word, and I even know a few Web designers who like to use it and Microsoft Excel for doing simple site prototyping work. Whether you’re sentenced to use Word all day by a dictatorial IT department, or it’s simply your word processor of choice, you can save time and have more options by mastering a few easy shortcuts.
The seven tips I’ll list here are very easy to learn. They work in most versions of Word, and under Windows or on a Mac: Source: Web Worker Daily » Blog Archive 7 Tips to Get the Most Out of MS Word «
So why is it that software developers hide some of these great shortcuts? Why isn’t there a great cheat-sheet that you can print out? Huh? Come on guys (and gals), tell me really. There is a meme going on right now that desktop software is dead and no it isn’t (sounds like the fights my kids have over the computer … my turn … no my turn…), me, I’m still a big fan of desktop software. I eschew web-based apps for my core work. Sure I use them, but I don’t compose posts in WP, I use Live Writer. I don’t write a document in Google Docs, I use Word (then upload).
Okay a bit of a tangent there, but really why do developers put awesome features into their apps and freakin’ hide them! Arrggghhhh!!!!