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Form Letter keyboard short cuts

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There are over 40 keyboard shortcuts for editing text or cursor movement in a document that are listed below. They cover some of the things that people do the most and are intended, as much as possible, to be comparable to the similar keystrokes in Microsoft Word. Using keystrokes will also change the options displayed within the toolbar (example on the right)

There are other methods of formatting your document:

Form Letter Action OSX Shortcut Keys Windows Shortcut Keys Tools Palette
Bolds or unbolds the selected text Command & B Ctrl & B
Italicizes or removes italicization from the selected text Command & I Ctrl & I
Underlines or removes underlining from the selected text Command & U Ctrl & U
Makes the selected text smaller by increments Command & [ Ctrl & [
Makes the selected text larger by increments Command & ] Ctrl & ]
Makes the selected text smaller by one point size Command & Shift & { Ctrl & Shift & {
Makes the selected text larger by one point size Command & Shift & } Ctrl & Shift & }
Hide or show non printable characters Command & Shift & 8 Ctrl & Shift & 8
Selects all text Command & A Ctrl & A
Undo the latest change. You can undo multiple times to back out a number of changes Command & Z Ctrl & Z
Redo the latest change. You can redo multiple times to roll forward a number of changes Command & Y Ctrl & Y
Cut the selected items Command & X Ctrl & X
Copy the selected items Command & C Ctrl & C
Zooms out on the document (you see more of the document in the same viewing area and everything is smaller) Command & - Ctrl & -
Zooms in on the document (you see less of the document in the same viewing area and everything is magnified) Command & = Ctrl & =
Paragraph alignment - left justify Command & L Ctrl & L
Paragraph alignment - right justify Command & R Ctrl & R
Paragraph alignment - center justify Command & C Ctrl & C
Paragraph alignment - fully justify Command & J Ctrl & J
Paragraph spacing - single line Command & 1 Ctrl & 1
Paragraph spacing - double line Command & 2 Ctrl & 2
Paragraph spacing - 1.5 lines Command & 5 Ctrl & 5
Paragraph increase left indentation Command & M Ctrl & M
Paragraph decease left indentation Command & Shift & M Ctrl & Shift & M
Paragraph increase first line indentation. The first line is indented more within the paragraph. Command & T Ctrl & T
Paragraph decrease first line indentation. This can make paragraph out-dents Command & Shift & T Ctrl & Shift & T
Previous character left-arrow left-arrow
Next character right-arrow right-arrow
Previous word Option & left-arrow Ctrl & left-arrow
Next word Option & right-arrow Ctrl & right-arrow
Previous paragraph Option & up-arrow Ctrl & up-arrow
Next paragraph Option & down-arrow Ctrl & down-arrow
Beginning of line Command & left-arrow Home
End of line Command & right-arrow End
Beginning of document Home Ctrl & Home
End of document End Ctrl & End
Scroll left Command & Option & left-arrow Ctrl & Option and left-arrow
Scroll right Command & Option & right-arrow Ctrl & Option and right-arrow
Scroll up Command & Option & up-arrow Ctrl & Option and up-arrow
Scroll down Command & Option & down-arrow Ctrl & Option and down-arrow
Scroll page up Page Up Page Up
Scroll page down Page Down Page Down