Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Numeric keypad home row, part of Learning Typing (2014).
The numeric keypad is the rectangle group…of numbers and operators…located to the right side of large keyboards.…It can also come as a stand-alone keypad…separate from the main keyboard on certain devices.…Not everyone will benefit from using…the numeric keypad, but it's very important…in the financial industry…where numerous figures are entered into spreadsheets.…The numeric keypad has its own home row position…where the fingers will rest…when not actively typing.…The home row for the numeric keypad…is the "four," "five," "six," "plus," and "zero" keys.…
The right hand is generally used…to operate the numeric keypad…and the right index finger…should rest on the "four" key,…the right middle finger rests on the "five" key,…the right ring finger on the "six" key,…the pinkie on the "plus" key,…and the right thumb on the "zero" key.…As when typing on the main keyboard…fingers should always return to their home row positions…after typing a key.…As we'll see in this chapter of the course,…each finger is responsible for…
- Summarize the most effective posture to utilize during typing.
- Identify the advantages of the DVORAK keyboard layout.
- Explain where your hands should rest on the keyboard.
- Summarize the process for effectively typing capital letters.
- Recall which finger should be used to press the function, control, option, and command keys.
- Identify the hand position used when typing using the numeric keypad.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typing Fundamentals
2. The Home Row and Thumbs
3. Letter Keys
4. Number and Math Keys
5. Additional Keys
6. Numeric Keypad
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