Word Shortcuts: Ctrl -B
To Bold the Text, Keep Pumping

In Word and in other MS Office applications, Ctrl + B is the keyboard shortcut for bold text formatting. Before pressing
Ctrl + B, Select a letter, word, line, paragraph or the entire contents in a word file.

Like in the previous lesson, enjoy an animation here too. This time it helps you to memorize Ctrl + B keyboard shortcut. Read a small description first about the components - actors - in the movie.

Look at the file. Watch the text lines in it. Note that a tube from a squeezing pump connected to one of those lines. This particular line is our targeted part.

The squeezing pump is b shaped. Like a balloon, its belly is very soft. It makes the pumping process easier. The pump contains full of ink ready to make a big flow.

Squeeze the Pump!

Better to give a big squeeze in a single shot to spread the ink all over the line quickly. Squeeze the pump slowly if you want to do so. You can see the ink flow thorough the line step by step.

You have seen in the animation how to bold a line in a word file. As said before, you can do this to a word, line, paragraph or to the whole file you wish.

Finally, you have learned how to memorize Ctrl + B keyboard shortcut for bold text formatting in Microsoft word or any other office suite applications for that matter.

Understand that you don’t have to be bold enough to do this simple job.:)

The hand stands for Ctrl key or You can say the hand is the code for Ctrl key. All the movies contains a unique action performed by a hand.  In short Ctrl = hand

Try practicing Ctrl + A and Ctrl + B keyboard shortcuts together. Open a word file and press Ctrl + A to select all. Press Ctrl + B to bold them too. Though no one want to make the whole file bold, Yet it helps you to memorize both Ctrl + A and Ctrl + B animation.

Practice it.                                 

We will continue animation based lessons throughout the website to memorize various Microsoft word keyboard shortcuts. It is time to watch and understand Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut.

OK?  Let’s Go for that.