Most computer programs have some standard, common shortcuts, which allow you to accomplish certain tasks without laboring the labyrinth of pull down menus. Often times these same shortcuts that work on a PC, also work on a Mac by substituting the Apple button for the Control button. Where “CTRL” is referenced below, hold down “CTRL” (or Apple) while pressing the key following:
CTRL A: Selects All items in current document.
CTRL B: This makes selected text Bold.
CTRL C: Use this to Copy the selected text.
CTRL F: Use this command to Find something in a document.
CTRL I: This makes selected text Italics.
CTRL P: Use this to Print a document.
CTRL S: Use this to Save the document.
CTRL U: This Underlines selected text.
CTRL V: Use this to Paste text previously copied. This is tricky since P is for Print!
CTRL Z: This one is really handy: How many times have you hit a button on your computer, and found you just erased something you wanted, or did something you did not plan to do? With this simple key combo, whatever you did last (on your computer) will UN-do! How nice would it be to have this for life? We could unsay that last statement, or unlock our keys in the car… But my thoughts wander. Look! A shiny object!