Rearrange your paragraphs using Alt, Shift and up/down arrow keys

This tip is exceptionally useful if you do a lot of writing or editing. I bet you spend a lot of time copying and pasting paragraphs to rearrange text in a document, or when you’re writing a story.

Next time you want to move a paragraph (or more), try holding down the Alt key and the Shift key, and then use the up or down arrow keys to rearrange your text.

Handy for when you’re in a meeting, and someone starts talking about something a little off-topic, you can take your notes wherever you are in the document, and then use Alt+Shift and your up/down arrow keys to move the notes where they belong.

 

Oh, and just in case you try this with the left/right arrow keys: they let you toggle the styles within your document, so you can quickly switch between headings and normal. Styles are worthy of a post all unto their own – they really help with managing content, and I’m sure I will write one in the near future.

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