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Shortcuts for marking CAT practical assessments

I find the following shortcuts invaluable when marking practical assessment files (Word documents, Excel workbooks, etc.). I also teach my Learners these shortcuts as I believe it gives them a huge advantage.

Microsoft Word

SHIFT+F1
This shortcut displays the “Reveal Formatting” panel.

ALT + ←
When you test a hyperlink that has its target in the same document by CTRL-clicking it, remember to ALT + ← (left-arrow key) to return to the hyperlink itself.

ALT + F9
This keystroke combination will toggle the Field Codes of any fields (Table of Contents etc) in the document.

CTRL + G
This is the shortcut for Go To (part of the Find and Replace dialogue window). It is useful for confirming the existence and location of Bookmarks.

CTRL + F
This will activate search in the Navigation pane. Use it to search for spacing errors – type to spaces in the search box and it should return no results – this confirms there are no double-spacing errors. I always search for: spaces before full-stops, commas, exclamation marks and questions marks.

Microsoft Excel

CTRL + ~
The CTRL + ~ (tilde) combination displays the actual contents of the cell (as displayed in the Formula Bar) in the cell in which it exists itself.


I also make extensive use of Macros and VBA. Here is a VBA primer if you are interested in learning this skill.

By foxbeefly

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