office 2010 '5 shortcuts and tricks' for users around the world

Here’re 5 shortcuts and tricks of Office 2010, that all users around the world will find useful.intl.cpl to open Regional and Language Options – normal way to open Regional and Language Options is to open Control Panel, then open Regional and Language Options. A faster way to do this’s to type intl.cpl in Run window […]

Here’re 5 shortcuts and tricks of Office 2010, that all users around the world will find useful.

  1. intl.cpl to open Regional and Language Options – normal way to open Regional and Language Options is to open Control Panel, then open Regional and Language Options. A faster way to do this’s to type intl.cpl in Run window (Press Start button and then click Run). Once you click OK, Regional and Language Options will open up.
  2. Ctrl + Shift to change Text direction – Ctrl + the right Shift key changes Text direction to Right-to-Left. Ctrl + the left Shift key changes Text direction back to Left-to-Right. In a Left-to-Right environment, default text direction is Left-to-Right. Notice that Left-to-Right text direction button is enabled.
  3. If user presses Ctrl + the right Shift key, text direction becomes Right-to-Left. Notice that Right-to-Left text direction button is now enabled. To change text direction back to Left-to-Right, user can press Ctrl + the left Shift key.
  4. Alt + Shift to change keyboard – Multilingual users who've multiple keyboards enabled will find it useful to use Alt + Shift to change keyboards. Using Alt + Shift, a user can easily switch between four different keyboards.
  5. Right Alt + Number for Indic numbers – To insert Indic numbers (or Devanagari numbers), user can switch keyboard to Hindi (you can use Alt + Shift to change keyboard to Hindi as seen in tip #3) and then use right Alt key + any Number to insert an Indic number.
  6. Alt + X to display Unicode code – Using left Alt key + X, a user can insert a hexadecimal code using a Unicode character or insert a Unicode character using hexadecimal code. A user can type A followed by left Alt key + X to get hexadecimal code for A, which's 0041(0041 in Hexadecimal and 65 in Decimal). Also, 0041 (or 41) followed by left Alt key + X would give A, which's Unicode character for 41.