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On 04/16/2014 05:41 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Neat.  I was wondering what work-around you would find.

The only one i thought of was to try to remember that i would have to select an area of text to make bold instead of doing the toggling method. I think your way is better though.
Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

I always wrestle between formatting-as-I-type and formatting-after-I-type. I think the latter method is preferred as it separates content from presentation. The writer can concentrate solely on the substance of his work and it can be formatted later. That said, I find it difficult to go back through a 30 page document and find all of the instances of something that needs to be italicized, especially with small terms, such as "etc.", "e.g.", "i.e.", and so on. Invariably, when I try to format after my document is written, I miss something that should be formatted a special way, such as a block quote, or emphasized text. So, in practice, I tend to format as I go, and using keyboard shortcuts speeds things immensely. I've reconfigured several of the Ctrl-Key combinations to apply some of my most used paragraph styles. I'll do just about anything to keep my fingers on the home row instead of grabbing for the mouse or touchpad. Even when selecting text, I'll use the Shift-arrow keys rather than the mouse. I find it gives more precise control.


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