As we learned in the first post in this series, keyboard shortcuts are a fantastic way to speed up your pace when working on a computer. Editors assign shortcuts to functions they use often, and to macros.
However, keeping all those shortcuts top of mind can be a challenge. It’s especially hard to remember the shortcuts you use a lot for some clients, but never for others. You could cover the edge of you monitor in colorful sticky-note reminders for your shortcuts. But when those fall off, or you forget to make the note, this trick will rescue you.
Printing out a list of the shortcuts that you have assigned to macros is easy. It’s a function built right into Word, and it only takes 3 steps:
- Start printing any document.
- In the Print dialog, select Word settings, and in the Print What drop-down, select Key assignments (Figure 1a shows the Mac interface, 1b shows Windows).
- Print a paper copy to mount on the wall or beneath your keyboard, or create a PDF (Figure 2).