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Special Movement and Deletion Keys


Editor’s ToolKit provides movement and deletion keys that Microsoft should have provided but didn’t. It lets you:

Move to the end of the next word: Alt + Right Cursor

Move to the end of the previous word: Alt + Left Cursor

Move to the next sentence: Ctrl + Alt + Right Cursor.

Move to the previous sentence: Ctrl + Alt + Left Cursor.

Delete to the end of the line: Ctrl + Alt + End.

Delete to the beginning of the line: Ctrl + Alt + Home.

Delete a whole word no matter where your cursor is in the word (you won’t believe what a time-saver this is). You may not have noticed, but if you press Ctrl + Delete in ordinary Microsoft Word, you’ll delete not the whole word but only the portion of the word to the right of the cursor. That means to delete a whole word, you have to move your cursor to the beginning of a word (unless it’s already there), which is a nuisance. With Editor’s ToolKit, you can place your cursor anywhere in a word and delete it by pressing Ctrl + Delete. I predict that you will love this feature. If you need to delete only part of a word, Alt + Delete will delete to the right of the cursor, Alt + Backspace to the left of the cursor.

Ordinarily in Word, when you press Page Up or Page Down, you’ll move one screen up or down but your cursor will stay on the same line. For example, if you’ve just finished editing a screenful of text and you move down to the next screen, the cursor will still be at the bottom of the screen rather than at the top where it should be. Editor’s ToolKit fixes this problem. If, however, for some strange reason you actually want your cursor to stay at the same position while moving up or down a screen, press Alt + Page Up or Alt + Page Down.