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MS Word Tip - Quickly delete a word using a keyboard shortcut

MS Word never ceases to surprise users with the amount of obscure shortcuts it contains.
Let's consider a case where we have to delete a word from a document.
What we normally do is -
a.) Select the word and press the delete or backspace keys.
b.) Place the cursor at the beginning of the word(by clicking just before the word) and press, hold down the delete key.
c.) Place the cursor at the end of the word and press, hold down the backspace key.

Microsoft Word has a keyboard shortcut even for this trivial but annoying task.
Place the cursor at the beginning of the word. Press Ctrl + Del. That's it! The word is deleted.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, September 27, 2007


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