Keyboard shortcuts for WordPerfect’s CUA (Windows) keyboard — Part II
As promised, here are a few more keyboard shortcuts for WordPerfect’s standard Windows keyboard (also known as the CUA, or Common User Access, keyboard).
Keystrokes for Navigation
Many of WordPerfect’s CUA keyboard shortcuts for navigating through a document will look familiar because they’re standard keystrokes used by most Windows programs. There are exceptions to that rule, however.
Ctrl Home — Moves the cursor to the beginning of a document
Ctrl Home, Ctrl Home — Moves the cursor to the beginning of a document and positions it to the left of any codes in the doc (except the OpenStyle:DocumentStyle code, which ordinarily remains fixed at the very top)
Ctrl End — Moves the cursor to the end of a document
Home — Places the cursor at the beginning of a line
Home, Home — Places the cursor at the beginning of a line, to the left of any codes in that line
End — Puts the cursor at the end of a line
Pg Dn — Moves the cursor to the bottom of a screen (as opposed to the bottom of a page)
Pg Up — Moves the cursor to the top of a screen (as opposed to the top of a page)
Alt Pg Dn — Moves to the next page
Alt Pg Up — Moves to the previous page
Alt Shift Pg Dn — Selects the next page
Alt Shift Pg Up — Selects the previous page
Ctrl right arrow — Moves to the next word
Ctrl left arrow — Moves to the previous word
Ctrl G — Opens the “Go To” dialog, allowing you to move to a specific page, line, table, table row, table of contents entry, WP code, and so on.
Note that in recent versions of WP, once you have entered a specific page number (etc.) and clicked “Go To,” the dialog loses its focus, so that you can’t dismiss it by pressing the Esc key (or even by pressing Alt C to emulate clicking the “Close” button), as was possible in older versions. Instead, you must use the mouse and click “Close.”
Ctrl F6 — Moves to the next open document
Ctrl Shift F6 — Moves to the previous open document
Miscellaneous Keystrokes — Creating Documents / Inserting Objects into a Document
Ctrl N or Shift F4 — Starts a new blank document
Ctrl Shift N — Invokes New From Project (i.e., opens the Create New dialog so that you can create a document based on a template)
Ctrl Shift B — Inserts a bullet (i.e., starts a bulleted list)
Ctrl F11 — Inserts a horizontal line at the cursor position
Ctrl Shift F11 — Inserts a page-length vertical line at the cursor position
F12 — Opens the Create Table dialog box
Alt Ins — Inserts a table row above the cursor position
Alt Shift Ins — Inserts a table row below the cursor position
Alt Del — Deletes the current table row (the row the cursor is in)
Ctrl D — Inserts the current date as text (i.e., not as a code) at the cursor position
Ctrl Shift D — Inserts an automatic date code at the cursor position (date will change to reflect the current date — as set in the computer — when the document is opened or printed)
Ctrl – (hyphen) — Inserts a “hard” (non-breaking) hyphen
Ctrl space — Inserts a “hard” (non-breaking) space
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That’s all for now. I’ll post additional CUA keystrokes for WordPerfect soon.
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