Did you know that keyboard shortcuts can save you up to one million hours per year? Oh, you did? Well, do you know they can also make you look a lot cooler at work? Read on to find some of my favorite Quip shortcuts that I use every day.
1. “//” to comment
My personal favorite — hit “//” at the end of a line to instantly add a comment. It’s perfect for when you have a little bit more to say, but hate run-on sentences.
This is one of several Markdown shortcuts we’ve added. If you are unfamiliar with Markdown, find out what you’ve been missing.
2. “@” to create, insert, or mention
Ah, the “@” sign — our workhorse of keyboard shortcuts in Quip. Just type “@” and a menu will appear with options to create a spreadsheet or table, mention a person or document, or insert an image or link. Use up and down keys to select.
3. Math in documents
Like many people with a liberal arts background, my math skills are… not strong. Fortunately, Quip’s got me covered. By adding an equals sign, I can calculate whatever comes to mind and even grab values from spreadsheets in my document.
4. Search from anywhere
Most days I can’t remember where I put my wallet and keys — let alone where I stored a document from six months ago. There is an easy shortcut to prevent me from rummaging through my desktop: Hit “Command + Option + O” on a Mac or “Control + Alt + O” on Windows to bring up a search window anywhere in Quip. Start typing to find the title or contents of anything — even chat or spreadsheets!
5. “Command /” for a list of shortcuts
Not to get too meta but we have a keyboard shortcut that… reveals all of Quip’s keyboard shortcuts. #Keyboardinception
To bring up a list, hit “Command /” (“Control /” on Windows) anywhere in Quip. You can also view a full list of shortcuts here. If we are missing any shortcuts that you would like to see, let us know.
Original Article by Dave Engelberg