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Common Microsoft Word Shortcuts

How many of you have ever wondered how to do certain tasks in Microsoft Word quickly and without those tasks requiring 5 or more clicks, or navigating through multiple menus?  MS Word has many shortcuts to do basic tasks within the program and I’ve compiled a short list of some common shortcuts that can save you time and make life a little easier when you are grinding away at that last minute research paper or legal memo.

MICROSOFT WORD KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

CTRL S – Save a document

CTRL O – Open a document

CTRL P – Print a document

CTRL C – Copy text or images

CTRL V – Paste text or images

CTRL X – Cut text or images

CTRL B – Bold text

CTRL I – Italicize text

CTRL U – Underline text

SHIFT+END – Allows you to select text from beginning to end of line.  Once text is selected, you can copy or delete the text.  Hold down Shift and End keys at same time to do this.

SHIFT+HOME – Allows you to select text from end of line to beginning of line.  Once text is selected, you can copy or delete the text.  Hold down Shift and Home keys at same time to do this.

CTRL+SHIFT+END – Allows you to select text from anywhere in document to end of document.  Once text is selected, you can copy or delete the text.  Hold down CTRL, Shift and End keys at same time to do this.

CTRL+SHIFT+HOME – Allows you to select text from anywhere in document to beginning of document.  Once text is selected, you can copy or delete the text.  Hold down CTRL, Shift and Home keys at same time to do this.

CTRL+PAGE UP (or CTRL+HOME) – Allows you to move cursor to beginning of document.  Hold down CTRL and Page Up keys at same time to do this.

CTRL+PAGE DOWN (or CTRL+END) – Allows you to move cursor to end of document.  Hold down CTRL and Page Down keys at same time to do this.

SHIFT+ any arrow – Allows you to select text in the direction of the arrow in a document.

CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW – Allows you to select with cursor one word to left.

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW – Allows you to select with cursor one word to right.

Liked these tips?  Download a printable PDF here: MS_Word_Keyboard_Shortcuts.

~Tracie Krumbine~

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A Glimpse into Amsterdam’s Public Libraries

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On a recent trip to the Netherlands I had the opportunity to visit one of Amsterdam’s public libraries. Public libraries in Amsterdam are collectively known as Openbare (“public”) Bibliotheek (“library”), or OBA. The largest of these is the Centrale (“central”) Bibliotheek (“library”) located near the Amsterdam Centraal Station.

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The Central Library opened its doors in 2008. It was designed by Jo Coenen, and cost around € 80 million. This state of the art building houses half million books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, games and blu-rays, more than 1,000 seats and 490 internet computers, an auditorium, an exhibition room, the Library Museum, and the Gerard Reve Museum spread out over 10 floors manned by a staff of 200.

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I was surprised to see AmsterdamFM broadcasting live on the first floor. There is another radio station, OBA Live, located on the fourth floor. It really is a beautiful design. I can see why in 2012 it was voted as the best library in the Netherlands. For more information, check out their website at http://www.oba.nl/home.html.

First floor entrance to the Youth Section

First floor entrance to the Youth Section

 

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DVD collection and entrance to mini theater

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I really love the futuristic look of these study pods

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Newspaper Hall

~Erica Tyler~

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It’s Banned Books Week: September 21 – 27

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Each year many organizations focus on Banned Books Week, and for good reason.  Banned and challenged books inhibit our freedom to read and promote censorship, both of which are intimately linked to our freedom of speech.  The American Library Association actively promotes recognition of Banned Books Week and encourages everyone to get involved.  Check out their site here.

Want to check out banned and challenged books from years past?  You can see those lists here.  Note that the Dave Pilkey series, Captain Underpants, has earned the top spot on the list for the past three years now.  Listen to Dave Pilkey’s public service message here and stick around to hear John Monforte read Maurice Sendak’s Into the Night Kitchen (another book on the banned/challenged list) while you are there.

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The focus of Banned Books Week this year is on graphic novels and comics.  NPR also featured Banned Books Week on it’s broadcast todayBone, by Jeff Smith, made the number ten spot on this year’s list.

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And your quiz of the day:  Which Banned Book are You?

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Stop by the Library to check out our displays of banned comics and graphic novels, as well as the DVDs we have of movies made from banned and challenged books.  Fight for your right to read – pick up a banned book today – it could set you free!

~ Julie Morris ~

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What’s in a Day as a Charlotte Law Librarian?

We are excited to announce that the Charlotte School of Law Library won First Place in the “Best Video” category of the 2014 American Association of Law Libraries 2014 Day in the Life contest!

librarians on patrol: no book left behind

librarians on patrol: no book left behind

In Spring of 2013, in preparation for our impending move to a high-rise in uptown Charlotte, we began a massive book giveaway initiative to rid the collection of redundant materials, free up space, and share these resources with our law students and local legal community. Through this project over thirteen thousand books found loving families, but in the midst of the madness, a few books ended up scampering away that needed to come back home. Enter the Librarians on Patrol – in October, six of our staff, both strong and brave, took a trip in a U-Haul across state lines to find our babies and bring them back so they could be stored, wrapped and transferred to our new library shelves come January 2014.

Featuring: Aaron Greene, Ashley Moye, Brian Trippodo, Cory Lenz, Kim Allman & Minerva Mims

Filmed October 11, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina

“Addy Will Know” courtesy of SNMNMNM – snmnmnm.bandcamp.com/

~Ashley Moye~

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I’d Rather Be in Detroit, Michigan

The 2014 Innovative Users Group annual meeting took place in Detroit, MI from May 6-9.  We traveled to Detroit with a modicum of skepticism, due to a lot of negative media attention focusing on the city.  We weren’t sure what to expect, but we were determined to keep an open mind.  And we’re so glad we did, as we were pleasantly surprised at every turn.

Take a look at the REAL Detroit we found on our trip.

All in all, Detroit is a modern city featuring a safe downtown area full of incredibly friendly locals, amazing food, and gorgeous architecture.   We were sad to go, and we’re hopeful that IUG will decide to return to the city for future conferences.

~Brian Trippodo & Ashley Moye~

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