just got my first mac, quick simple question

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  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    I notice there is no backspace key, and the delete key does the job of the backspace, so is there a way to delete the letter in front of the curson like on a pc? thanks
     
  2. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    one more thing, i am using microsoft office, and it says that in order to do grammar check, on say one word, i need to press 3 different keys, the apple key, the L key, and one more key, but i cant figure out what or where that key is, thanks for helping out a noobie
     
  3. Cindy macrumors regular

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    Re: just got my first mac, quick simple question

    Hi:
    I've always just gone in front of it and deleted the letter that way.
    If I want to delete any more than one letter, I might even just highlight what I want deleted and hit "delete".
    Cindy
     
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    Re: just got my first mac, quick simple question

    There is another delete key located with the cursor control keys (home, page up...). That will delete the letter in front of the cursor.

    Congrats on joining the club.
     
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    You should find this helpful


    Print a list of shortcut keys
    1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
    2. On the Macros in pop-up menu, click Word commands.
    3. In the Macro name box, click ListCommands.
    4. Click Run.
    5. In the List Commands dialog box, click Current menu and keyboard settings, and then click OK.
    6. On the File menu, click Print.
    Note If you made changes to shortcut key assignments, the changes are included in the printed list of shortcut keys. Shortcut keys you assigned to macros are not included.
     
  6. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    on the cursor, i only see pg up, eng pg down home, am i i missing something?, also, if i use those keys, what key in addition do i use, thanks for all your help
     
  7. varmit macrumors 68000

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    the keys for spelling grammer

    its the apple, option (which is right next to it) and L
     
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    Sorry, I have their BT KB and it has tha delete key and a help key in addition to the others mentioned.

    Apple-Option-L key for that shortcut.
     
  9. ftaok macrumors 601

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    It sounds like you have a laptop.

    If you want to "forward-delete", hold the "fn" button and press delete. That will delete the character to the right of the cursor.

    Hope that helps.
     
  10. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, I didn't know fn+delete did that, but thanks.

    If you are using an Apple Pro Keyboard it should be called the "Del" key with an arrow pointing right with an "x" in it.

    As for keyboard shortcuts the "up arrow" is "Shift"
    And the ">" (but pointing up) is "Ctrl" or "Control"
    If you need some special charecters, try using the option key while pressing a button. For instance pressing Option+2 yields ™. Go nuts.
     

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