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Definition of Toggle Key Symbols in Status Line

PSS ID Number: Q36640 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

4.00 5.00



A symbol appearing in the status line reminds you that a toggle or locking key has been turned on, or that the Format Revision-Marks Options “add revision marks:” field has been set to Yes. Toggle keys are pressed to turn them on, and then pressed again to turn them off.

Toggle keys are represented on the status line by the following two-letter abbreviation codes, which are also available in the “Using Microsoft Word” manual on Page 62 for Version 4.00 and Page 70 for Version 5.00:

Code Key Meaning —- — ——-

CS SHIFT+F6 Column selection EX F6 Extend highlight NL NUM LOCK Keypad keys enter numbers SL SCROLL LOCK Direction keys scroll CL CAPS LOCK Typing letters enters capitals OT F5 Overtype mode LD CTRL+F5 Linedraw mode RM SHIFT+F3 Record macro ST CTRL+F3 Step through macro mode ZM CTRL+F1 Zoom window LY ALT+F4 Show layout (only in Word 5.00)

MR indicates the Format Revision-Marks Options “add revision marks:” field has been set to Yes.

If more than one toggle key is turned on, the codes appear next to each other on the status line. Some codes are mutually exclusive, such as EX and CS, and replace each other. Some codes, such as LD and NL, ZM and SL, OT and MR, and CS and EX, share one position on the status line. With these keys, LD, ZM, OT, and CS have precedence over NL, SL, MR, and EX, respectively. The Show Layout code (LY) shares the same space as the CAPS LOCK code (CL) and LY takes precedence over CL.

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