13 Keyboard Shortcuts
Whether it’s a speedy way to create a bar chart or a trick for switching from one window to the next, keyboard shortcuts can help even the most experienced Microsoft Office users knock out work faster.
- Jump to the beginning of any Microsoft application by pressing Ctrl + Home
- Create a simple bar chart within a set of data in Excel by pressing F11 in any cell
- Switch from one window to the next with Alt-Tab
- Using F4 to repeat your last action in Microsoft Word
- Move to another page quickly with the F5 key, which brings up the Go To box
- Take advantage of the shortcut power of macros
- Control the appearance of text in Word: Control + [ to decrease font size one point at a time, and Control + ] to increase font size one point at a time
- File away e-mails, once you’ve read them, by pressing Shift + Enter + V to pull up your Folders. Type in the first few letters of a folder name to call it up, then hit Enter
- Make up your own shortcuts with ShortKeys Lite, AutoHotkey or Keyboard Express
- Lock your keyboard with Windows Key + L
- Minimize your screen with Windows Key + M
- Generate white space between paragraphs (12 pt. of spacing) in Word and Outlook by pressing Ctrl + Shift + 0 (zero)
- Use Ctrl + M to increase an indent, and Ctrl + Shift + M to decrease an indent.