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LeaseyBite 13, What You Can Do in Word

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Thank you for your interest in Leasey!

Whether you are preparing a church newsletter, writing an essay or getting together that important document for the boss, you'll love the features in Leasey related to word processing. LeaseyBites 13 and 14 will show you some of them.

I'll launch Microsoft Word now.

Because I have Leasey running, I can bring into view a list of the most recent documents I have opened in Microsoft Word. This is a new feature in Leasey version 3.3. This can be achieved by pressing the Leasey Key then Control+Shift+O. The document can be stored in any place on your computer or external drive.

When demonstrating LeaseyPoints in the last LeaseyBite, I opened a document containing some training notes. I should be able to find that document in the list.
Press Enter to open the document.

I am going to read part of the text.

I've just remembered that I would like to refer to something on page 15. I'm on page 6 now. This is a common situation in which you might find yourself. Often, documents ask you to refer to an alternative page number. Press Control+G which is a Microsoft word keystroke, type in 15, and press Enter.
Now press Escape, and you will be on page 15.
You can then read the text on this page.

Having found the information we want, how do we get back to page 6? We press the Leasey Key then Shift+4.
We are now back on the correct page.

One of the features in Leasey which is very useful in Word is to remember your recent position in a document. This is disabled by default. To turn it on, press the Leasey Key then Control+Shift+R. It's a toggle keystroke. You can turn it off with the same keyboard command.

I've finished with this document for the time being, so I'll press Control+F4 to close it. You could of course press ALT+F4 to exit Microsoft Word entirely.

We'll return to our list of recent documents now with the Leasey Key then Control+Shift+O, select the training notes we were reading, and press Enter.
Notice how the cursor returns to the position where we left off reading, prior to closing the document.

The Microsoft Word Find and Find and Replace dialog boxes are quite accessible, but from a keyboard standpoint, navigating through them is not particularly efficient. For example for Find and Replace, you need to press Control+H, type the original word, press Tab, type the replacement, press ALT+A for Replace All, press Enter, and then press Escape.
With Leasey, we can do it like this. Press the Leasey Key then Control+H.
Type the original word.
I'll type the word "JAWS" as it occurs many times in this document.
Press Tab.
Type the replacement.
I'll change it to "Zoomtext Fusion".
Press Enter.
JAWS says "47 replacements have been made".

Finding a word or phrase is very similar. Using Microsoft Word standalone, the process for finding something in a document has become slightly more complicated than it used to be. For us however, Press the Leasey Key then Control+F.
Type the word or phrase to find.
Press Enter.
The cursor is on the word or phrase if it is found.
To find the next occurrence, press the Leasey Key then Control+N.

Finally, we need to get a word count of this document. To do that, press the Leasey Key followed by "W".
If you want more information, such as the number of characters and lines in the document, don't forget you can press the "Information Key", Leasey Key then "I".

In 1979, we were singing that we don't need no education. How wrong we were. We can all learn something which I'll tell you about in the next LeaseyBite, which is tiny, in every sense of the word.

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