As many of you may know, I’m a huge fan of keyboard shortcuts and tend to always use them over the mouse. While they may take a bit of extra time in the beginning to learn and to memorize, they end up helping you to work faster and be more productive.
Take deleting a word for instance. Typically, you would have to reach for the mouse, click to set the insertion point, drag to select the word and then tap the Delete key. There is a much easier way to delete an entire word as once using a keyboard shortcut.
Press Ctrl + Delete to delete the entire word after your cursor.
Press Ctrl + Backspace to delete the entire word before your cursor.
This is much faster than drag-selecting a word or repeatedly pressing or holding down the Backspace or Delete key.
The tip works in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote as well.