Just using your mouse to make computer commands takes more time than you think – keyboard shortcuts save both time and energy by reducing multiple clicks to a single combination of keys.
Keyboard shortcuts are used for tasks that you do all the time, such as opening or saving files, but a large number of people do not know they even exist!
The table below offers only a fraction of the common standard-keyboard shortcuts, many of which work across Microsoft Office applications—such as Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Publisher.
A full list of built-in keyboard shortcuts can be found in the Help section of any particular computer-based application.
|Press this||To do this|
|F7||Check the spelling of titles or words in any Office application with the Spelling & Grammar checker|
|Windows logo key||Open the Start menu|
|Alt+F4||Quit a program|
|Alt+Tab||Switch between open programs or windows|
|Ctrl+N||Open a new (blank) document|
|Ctrl+A||Select all content in a document, window, or text box|
|Ctrl+S||Save the current file or document (works in most programs)|
|Ctrl+C||Copy the selection|
|Ctrl+X||Cut the selection|
|Ctrl+V||Paste the selection|
|Ctrl+P||Print a document or webpage|
|Ctrl+Z||Undo an action|
|Ctrl+Y||Redo an action|
|Ctrl+F||Find text in a document|
|Ctrl+H||Find and replace text in a document|
|Ctrl+G||Go to a page, line, or bookmark in a document|
|Windows logo key +F1||Display Windows Help and Support|
|Esc||Cancel the current task|
|Application key||Open a menu of commands related to a selection in a program (equivalent to right-clicking the selection)|
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