Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] In this week's word tip, we're going to look at a huge time saving feature, especially for those working on longer documents and doing a lot of editing. Microsoft Word remembers where you're working in the document so you can go back there quickly. We're going to look at a keyboard shortcut to save you some time. We'll do it with this file, Best of Landon Hotel Guide 041. It's in your exercise files if you have 'em. If not, you can be working with your own longer document. So let's say we're working away in our document.
We're scrolling down through the pages. We get to the West End London facilities amenities. And we realize that we want to do a little bit of editing here. We'll hit enter after express checkout, as though we're going to add some more content. But we have that content elsewhere. Now this will work with pictures. It'll work with texts like we're going to copy and paste here. But, as we scroll down, to the next section, we're thinking maybe it's there in the Latin Quarter, Paris amenities.
No, it's not there. So we'll click after check out and press enter to add the content there as well. But where is that content? It's further down in the document. Now I want you to imagine working with a document that's hundreds of pages and how much time this is going to save. There it is. 24 hour security. This is the content we want to copy. So we'll select it. We don't need the extra hard return at the end. So just to the end of the y here. And that's what we want to copy. You can right click and copy. You can use control c if you like.
Or use the copy button. Once it's copied, now you want to go back and paste it in those spots. So instead of scrolling through the document looking for that page, instead use the keyboard shortcut shift f five. Hold down shift. Press f five. And you can see you're taken right back to where you were previously. Express checkout, cursors flashing. Now you can paste using control v. Now try it again. Shift f five. It's going to take you to, you can see where we copied our content.
But it's also going to loop around a couple of previous edit points. Hold down shift f five again. And you can see that's where we just pasted. Shift f five one more time. And it takes us right up where we were under the London Landon, ready to paste with another control v, or right click and paste. So with shift f five, Word's remembering your last few edit points and allows you to cycle through them. If you're working in very long documents, you're copying and pasting images, or big chunks of texts, you can see how this would be a big time saver navigating multiple pages to get to those edit points.
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