Use Keyboard Shortcuts in OpenOffice 4 on a MacBook Air

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you a number of keyboard shortcuts to use in OpenOffice 4 when using a Macbook Air.


Steps

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    Open OpenOffice
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    I have an icon here, so I'm going to click that.
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    We're going to open a text document
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    Now we will show you some hotkey commands
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    I'm just going to write something in there to make a nice base which we can use to copy and paste and use other shortcuts on the keyboard.
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    The first keyboard shortcut I'm going to show you is to create a new document
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    We're going to use Command + N simultaneously. As you can see, it has opened up a new document.
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    We don't need it now, so I'm going to close it using a shortcut
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    Press Command + W.
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    Now, if we want to open a previously saved document, we can press Command + O
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    This brings up the saved documents folder and we can choose to open a document.
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    We can also save a document using Command + S
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    If you want to save a document you've named before, it's Command + S. If you want to save as, we can press Command + Shift + S. That will bring up the save as box.
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    The next shortcut is Command + A
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    This will select all.
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    As you can see all the words and text have been highlighted and now we can copy it if we want by pressing Command + C
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    If we want to paste it, we can use Command + V.
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    If we want to cut it we can press Command + X
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    Now it's cut. To paste again is Command + V.
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    If we want to undo an action, it's Command + Z
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    If we want to redo an action we can press Command + Shift + Z
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    If we want to repeat something, we can press Command + Shift + Y
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    That allows us to repeat the same sentence over and over again.
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    Next we will show you how to highlight, underline and write in italics
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    We can select it using Command + A, now we want to make it bold using Command + B.
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    We can deselect that by pressing Command + B again
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    We can underline it by pressing Command + You
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    If we want to make it italics we can use Command + I
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    Now it's been made into an italic style.
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    We can also reposition the text according to which part of the page we want it to be on
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    We can press Command + R, which will move it to the right.
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    Command + E will move it to the middle
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    Command + L will move it to the left
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    Command + J will justify it, but it's already in the correct position
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    That is all of the shortcuts we can use
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    This has been a video on how to use keyboard shortcuts in OpenOffice 4 when using your Macbook Air. These are really good ways of speeding up your work when using this program. It will make you more efficient, and if you can learn them it will save you a lot of time. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor

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