Keyboard Shortcuts #1

This blog post will help identity the use of the keyboard shortcuts for Bold, Italics, and Underline. These three features, being very similar to Word, changes the representation of the text the user presents. This creates a small but subtle change in the text which is great for identifying specific information.

Bold = CTRL + B

This thickens the text lines and helps to separate the text slightly. Not a great deal of difference but it does help to provide some distinction between the cells. Notice the thickness of the text versus the numbers.




Italics = CTRL + I

Italics affects the slope of the text. The chart on the right shows the headers italicized which makes a small difference when it comes to the overall look of the text. Just like Bold, it helps to create a distinction between the cells.



Underline = CTRL + U

Underline does not affect the text but instead places a line underneath the text. This is useful for identifying Totals or Revenues, categories that can be calculated together.

These three keyboard shortcuts for Windows are the most useful when dealing with text. Creating a distinction from one cell to another in order to identify what is useful information and what is not. Though simple, and familiar due to being present in Microsoft Word, these three shortcuts are crucial to getting your text, headers, and data to look clean without much formatting.


It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with shortcuts. They really help to shorten the length of time it takes to complete tasks.

Are there any useful shortcuts that you enjoy using? Let me know.


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