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 (Press Start button and then click Run). Once you click OK, Regional and Language Options will open up.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.