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Computer Tips and Tricks: Displaying Function Keys

Would you like to learn Microsoft Word's functions keys (F1, F2, etc) without having difficulty remembering what each one does? You could do this by displaying a toolbar right in the program window. This toolbar will not only display what each function key does but it will also display what happens when they're combined with the Shift, Ctrl and/or Alt keys.
To display the toolbar:
  1. Click on the Tools menu and select Customize or right-click on any toolbar and choose Customize from the bottom of the list.

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  3. Select the Toolbars tab.
  4. Select the Function Key Display toolbar from the list and click Close to exit.

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You should see an added toolbar across the bottom of your program window which looks like this:
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You now have a list of what each function key will accomplish. Any keys that are "grayed out" will become active once the needed requirements are met like having the text highlighted. If you also hit either the Shift, Ctrl or Alt key, the display will change to show what each function key does with the new addition.

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