#263 Word Ruler Shortcuts

If you ever feel like you’re spending more time on formatting your documents than you should, you should check out these shortcuts you can access by double-clicking in Word’s ruler.

Obviously these won’t work if you don’t have the ruler displayed. If you don’t see it you can turn it on by selecting Ruler from the View menu.

Page Setup

Double-click in the grey area of either ruler (horizontal or vertical) to a open the Page Setup dialog.

Paragraph Settings

Paragraph settings are accessible by double-clicking any of the indent markers located to the left of the horizontal ruler.

Table Properties

Double-click the Move Table Columns marker (the small squares you see when you’re in a table) on the horizontal ruler to display the Tables Properties dialog.


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