acantor Posted June 15, 2020 Report Share Posted June 15, 2020 For anybody who writes and revises documents, there are two incredibly useful Microsoft Word commands that many (if not most) people don’t know. The hotkeys for these commands are: Alt + Shift + Down arrow Alt + Shift + Up arrow The first hotkey selects the entire paragraph and moves it DOWN by one paragraph. The second hotkey does the same but in the opposite direction. A cool thing about these two commands: they don’t involve the clipboard. The commands move entire paragraphs without the need to select, copy, cut, or paste. I emphasize: These commands act on the entire paragraph that contains the insertion point (cursor), whether or not text is selected. The same two hotkeys also work in PowerPoint text boxes, and in Outlook email messages (HTML and Rich Text only, not Plain Text). The challenge is to create Macro Express scripts to add these two hotkeys to other programs. You can choose any program you like, but here are a few examples you might want to consider: 1. WordPad: Move a paragraph up and down. 2. Notepad: Move a line up and down . (I don’t think it’s possible with paragraphs, but prove me wrong if you can!) 3. Excel: Move the entire row up and down. 4. Excel: Move the entire column left and right. (Perhaps use Alt + Shift + Left and Alt + Shift + Right) One hint:Although the built-in commands for moving paragraphs don’t use the clipboard, your Macro Express commands probably will! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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