If you have used the VisualCV desktop editor, you will already be familiar with the text editing toolbar. It appears at the top of your screen every time you use a text box, and it looks like this:
By clicking the B, I, or U button you can make highlighted text bold, italic, and underlined. But did you know that you can save yourself some time (and your cursor a trip up to the top of the window) with the same simple keyboard commands that you might recognize from other text editing software?
It’s easy: by holding the Ctrl key (or the command key if you are using a Mac) and clicking B, I or U key, you can make highlighted description text bold, italic, and underlined, respectively.
For example, imagine there is a key phrase you would like to highlight in your resume, like so:
By highlighting it and hitting Ctrl + B, you can make the text bold.
By highlighting it and hitting Ctrl + I, you can make the text italic.
By highlighting it and hitting Ctrl + U, you can underline the text.
You can even make combinations - here is the same text with all three formats.
And all without your mouse leaving the text box!