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.
|To do this
|Check the spelling of titles or words in any Office application with the Spelling & Grammar checker
|Windows logo key
|Open the Start menu
|Quit a program
|Switch between open programs or windows
|Open a new (blank) document
|Select all content in a document, window, or text box
|Save the current file or document (works in most programs)
|Copy the selection
|Cut the selection
|Paste the selection
|Print a document or webpage
|Undo an action
|Redo an action
|Find text in a document
|Find and replace text in a document
|Go to a page, line, or bookmark in a document
|Windows logo key +F1
|Display Windows Help and Support
|Cancel the current task
|Open a menu of commands related to a selection in a program (equivalent to right-clicking the selection)
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