The Reasons Why Ctrl F Is Your Best Friend. Lawyers are always dealing with long, often dry, documents. From pleadings to memoranda to contracts, we have to slog through stuff while our eyes blur. When we need to find a particular word or phrase in a long document, we are used to using the menu strip at the top, and clicking edit, scroll down to find, click find, and enter the text we want. But, there is a keyboard shortcut that you should be using instead of all that clicking: Ctrl F. Yep, it means bring up the Find text box, and all you have to do is enter the text you are looking for. There are many other keyboard shortcuts. Learn them.