Some of the older people reading this blog may remember the cards we used to lay on our keyboards that showed the commands we could use in a particular computer program. By holding shift, alt, or control, we could use the function keys to perform a wide range of tasks with a few keystrokes.
Since the introduction of menus to contain these commands and the growth of the mouse as an input device, most of us have shifted away from using the keyboard shortcuts. However, every major function is still assigned a keyboard shortcut, so knowing a few of them can be very useful. Some of these shortcuts are the same in almost all programs, so learning the shortcuts for one program can often pay off in our general computer usage.
In this blog, I will share some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for academic writers.Read More