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brookter wrote:Word invisibly 'bookmarks' the previous three (I think) editing positions: cmd-alt-z cycles the cursor through those positions, from the latest to the earliest, without affecting the text.
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:21 am Post
MimeticMouton wrote:brookter wrote:Word invisibly 'bookmarks' the previous three (I think) editing positions: cmd-alt-z cycles the cursor through those positions, from the latest to the earliest, without affecting the text.
Ah, thanks! I had no idea. I only have Word '98 (95?) on the ancient Windows machine (which is currently in a deep sleep mimicking death until I have a chance to reinstall the OS and see if it can be revived or if the hard drive has finally given up the ghost) and the VM, and I don't use either much. Never knew that one, though. Now I need to go try it, just to see how it works. Interesting!
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:02 am Post
nom wrote:Just wanting to reinforce robertdguthrie's comment about learning Mac OS X shortcuts. As I become more and more familiar with the various built-in shortcuts, I become more and more frustrated with teh inconsistencies of Word. For example, pretty much every native Mac app used Cmd-Z to undo and Shift-Cmd-Z to redo. Simple and logical - adding a modifier to an existing shortcut "shifts" the behaviour. But no, Word has to go it alone and use Cmd-Y. In other Mac apps, Cmd-F = find and Cmd-G = find next. Every native OS-X app seems to do this (Mail, Safari, Text-edit, Papers, WriteRoom, DevonThink, Scrivener, even Chrome, Firefox and Evernote - just to name a few). But again, Word won't play by the Mac's rules.
I know that Microsoft wants to keep shortcuts the same between different versions of Word, but I rarely use the Windows version now and I want my Mac apps to work like Mac apps. Consistent user experience between them all makes *all* of them easier to use. My fingers now just use the shortcut until I find myself staring at the screen wondering "What happened?". Then I remember I'm using Word and have to switch into "Word only mode".
I consider myself an experienced Word user - I am the only person I know, in an academic environment where text rules, that regularly uses styles. I learnt, over a decade ago, how to compile multiple chapters in separate files into one large document that would then create it's own table of contents. Having said that, I did not know about Alt-Cmd-Z and, my new favourite, Alt-Cmd-C. Learn something new every day!
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andegerd wrote:What is most important for me is the more genral way to work with footnotes, and I welcome the change which you said is coming.
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:13 pm Post
andegerd wrote:Scholarly writers also could benefit from deeper integration with e.g., Endnote, where Word and Endnote have a two-way communication (Endnote reading tags in Word and replacing them with ready formatting of footnotes and adding bibliography… www.endnote.com)
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