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Text editors such as EditPlus and Notepad++ have keyboard shortcuts like:

Ctrl+Num +

Ctrl+Num -

Alt+Shift+Num +

Alt+Shift+Num -

Where's the Num key on the standard QWERTY English keyboard? I use a Lenovo Ideapad Z560 laptop.

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it can refer to a number positioned at the right most part of your keyboard (the number pad) or to Num Lock itself. –  Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Mar 1 '13 at 15:00
    
Thank you. You were quite close and your answer actually helped me figure it out. –  Sathyaish Mar 1 '13 at 15:06
    
i just noticed i said "number positioned", when i really meant "key positioned". good you sorted it out. –  Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Mar 1 '13 at 15:08

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In your case, it likely refers to the + and - keys of the numeric keypad:

Lenovo Ideapad Z560 keyboard

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You are a hero! I'd figured it out from Lorenzo's comment above after some trial and error, but the quality of your answer is just superb, so I have to vote you up. Thank you very much. :-) –  Sathyaish Mar 1 '13 at 15:08
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Heh, beat me to it and with the same image :) –  terdon Mar 1 '13 at 15:08

There is no Num button. The shortcuts mean the + or - that is on the number pad (image source):

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If this image of an Z560 keyboard that I found online is correct, the buttons you are looking for are circled in red (image source):

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Awesome answer. Thank you very much! :-) –  Sathyaish Mar 1 '13 at 15:10

Num+ / Num- probably means the Plus or Minus Key on the Numpad. If you don't have a separate Numpad on your Notebook, you have to use another Key (in most cases it's labeled Fn) in conjuntion with that QWERTY-Key which is labeled + or - in the upper right corner.

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I believe it's "Num Lock." You can test this by opening up any shortcut with right click --> Properties --> shortcut tab --> Click in the "Short cut Key" field and use the combination you want. It should then populate with the text, such as, "Ctrl + Num Lock."

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