This quick tip might end up being one of those little gems that you didn’t know about and I promise it will save you time!

How do you normally delete words when typing in MS Word? Do you usually press backspace or the delete key several times (or hold it down continuously) until the words are gone? Did you know there is a quicker way?

All you have to do is press Ctrl

Ctrl+Delete deletes text from where the cursor is to the end of the next word, e.g. if you want to delete 3 words to the right, press Ctrl+Delete 3 times.

Delete words to the right

Ctrl+Backspace deletes words to the left of where the cursor is.

Delete words to the left

And that’s it! A quick and easy way to carry out mass deletions when editing documents 🙂

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