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Using the Keyboard Template


Part of what makes Editor’s ToolKit easy to use is the fact that the most frequently accessed functions are available on your computer’s function keys, so you can use the program without reaching for the mouse all the time. I strongly recommend that you learn and use these keys. To remind you of what the keys do, Editor’s ToolKit comes with a keyboard template that you can place above the function keys on your keyboard. The template comes in a document called KEYBTEMP.DOC. To use it:

1. Open KEYBTEMP.DOC in Word (it should be in your templates folder).

2. Print the template.

3. Cut off the excess paper below the bottom line of the template. (For durability, you could print the template on card stock and laminate it.)

4. Place the template above your function keys. (You may want to tape it in place.)


The bottom line on the template lists the functions that can be accessed simply by pressing the function keys, and these are the functions you’ll probably use most often. To use the functions on the next line up, hold down the Shift key while pressing the function keys. You can access the functions on the third line up by holding down the Control key, and those on the top line by holding down Shift + Control.

If you don’t want to use the Editor’s ToolKit keyboard combinations but like Microsoft Word’s original ones, thank you very much, here’s how to reset them:

1. Actually open the program template (such as or in Microsoft Word.

2. Click the "Tools" menu.

3. Click "Customize."

4. Click the "Keyboard" button.

5. Make sure the "Save changes in" box shows the name of the program template (such as or If you don’t make sure, you could wipe out your own custom keyboard combinations.

6. Click the "Reset All" button.

7. Click the "Yes" button.

8. Click the "Close" button.

9. Click the next "Close" button.

10. Save the change program template to your Startup folder.

11. Close the program template.


This will reset all of the program’s custom keyboard combinations to their Microsoft Word defaults.