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Shortcut Keys Tips

Shortcut Keys Tips 1) Basic PC shortcut keys
  • Alt + F File menu options in current program.
  • Alt + E Edit options in current program
  • F1 Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
  • Ctrl + A Select all text.
  • Ctrl + X Cut selected item.
  • Shift + Del Cut selected item.
  • Ctrl + C Copy selected item.
  • Ctrl + Ins Copy selected item
  • Ctrl + V Paste
  • Shift + Ins Paste
  • Home Goes to beginning of current line.
  • Ctrl + Home Goes to beginning of document.
  • End Goes to end of current line.
  • Ctrl + End Goes to end of document.
  • Shift + Home Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
  • Shift + End Highlights from current position to end of line.
  • Ctrl + Left arrow Moves one word to the left at a time.
  • Ctrl + Right arrow Moves one word to the right at a time.

    2)Microsoft Word shortcut keys
  • Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + C Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + X Cut selected text.
  • Ctrl + P Open the print window.
  • Ctrl + F Open find box.
  • Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + K Insert link.
  • Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + V Paste.
  • Ctrl + Y Redo the last action performed.
  • Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
  • Ctrl + L Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
  • Ctrl + E Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
  • Ctrl + R Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
  • Ctrl + M Indent the paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F Change the font.
  • Ctrl + Shift + > Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts.
  • Ctrl + ] Increase selected font +1pts.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Decrease seleted font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt.
  • Ctrl + [ Decrease selected font -1pts.
  • Ctrl + Shift + * View or hide non printing characters.
  • Ctrl + Moves one word to the left.
  • Ctrl + Moves one word to the right.
  • Ctrl + Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Moves to the end of the paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Del Deletes word to right of cursor.
  • Ctrl + Backspace Deletes word to left of cursor.
  • Ctrl + End Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
  • Ctrl + Home Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
  • Ctrl + Spacebar Reset highlighted text to the default font.
  • Ctrl + 1 Single-space lines.
  • Ctrl + 2 Double-space lines.
  • Ctrl + 5 1.5-line spacing.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 1 Changes text to heading 1.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 2 Changes text to heading 2.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 3 Changes text to heading 3.
  • Ctrl + F1 Open the Task Pane.
  • F1 Open Help.
  • Alt + Ctrl + F2 Open new document.
  • Ctrl + F2 Display the print preview.
  • Shift + F3 Change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
  • Shift + Insert Paste.
  • F4 Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
  • F5 Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F6 Opens to another open Microsoft Word document.
  • F7 Spell and grammar check selected text and/or document.
  • Shift + F7 Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
  • F12 Save as.
  • Shift + F12 Save.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F12 Prints the document.
  • Alt + Shift + D Insert the current date.
  • Alt + Shift + T Insert the current time.

    3) Microsoft Excel shortcut keys
  • F2 Edit the selected cell.
  • F5 Goto a specific cell. For example, C6.
  • F7 Spell check selected text and/or document.
  • F11 Create chart.
  • Ctrl + Shift + ; Enter the current time.
  • Ctrl + ; Enter the current date.
  • Alt + Shift + F1 Insert New Worksheet.
  • Shift + F3 Open the Excel formula window.
  • Shift + F5 Bring up search box.
  • Ctrl + A Select all contents of the worksheet.
  • Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + K Insert link.
  • Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + 5 Strikethrough highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + P Bring up the print dialog box to begin printing.
  • Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
  • Ctrl + F9 Minimize current window.
  • Ctrl + F10 Maximize currently selected window.
  • Ctrl + F6 Switch between open workbooks / windows.
  • Ctrl + Page up Move between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
  • Ctrl + Page down Move between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
  • Ctrl + Tab Move between Two or more open Excel files.
  • Alt + = Create a formula to sum all of the above cells
  • Ctrl + ' Insert the value of the above cell into cell currently selected.
  • Ctrl + Shift + ! Format number in comma format.
  • Ctrl + Shift + $ Format number in currency format.
  • Ctrl + Shift + # Format number in date format.
  • Ctrl + Shift + % Format number in percentage format.
  • Ctrl + Shift + ^ Format number in scientific format.
  • Ctrl + Shift + @ Format number in time format.
  • Ctrl + Arrow key Move to next section of text.
  • Ctrl + Space Select entire column.
  • Shift + Space Select entire row.

    4) Microsoft FrontPage shortcut keys
  • Ctrl + C Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + X Cut selected text.
  • Ctrl + P Paste selected text.
  • Ctrl + K Create a hyperlink.
  • Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + L Left align the text.
  • Ctrl + R Right align the text.
  • Ctrl + E Center the text.
  • Ctrl + / Turn on or off the display of HTML tags.
  • Ctrl + S Save document.
  • Ctrl + Tab Switch between open web pages.
  • Ctrl + Ins Enter Line break.
  • Ctrl + Enter Move cursor above or below a table.
  • Ctrl + Shift + B Preview in web browser window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Decrease fontsize.
  • Ctrl + Shift + > Increase font size.
  • Ctrl + Del Deletes word to right of cursor.
  • Ctrl + Backspace Deletes word to left of cursor.
  • Alt + mouse double-click View the properties of a selected item. For example, doing this on a table cell would display the properties for that cell.

    5) Internet Explorer shortcut keys
  • Alt + Left Arrow Back a page.
  • Backspace Back a page.
  • Alt + Right Arrow Forward a page.
  • F5 Refresh current page, frame, or tab.
  • F11 Display the current website in full screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
  • Esc Stop page or download from loading.
  • Ctrl + (- or +) Increase or decrease the font size, pressing '-' will decrease and '+' will increase.
  • Ctrl + D Add a Favorite for the page currently opened.
  • Ctrl + I Display available bookmarks.
  • Ctrl + N Open New browser window.
  • Ctrl + P Print current page / frame.
  • Ctrl + T Opens a new tab.
  • Ctrl + F4 Closes the currently selected tab.
  • Ctrl + Tab Moves through each of the open tabs.
  • Spacebar Moves down a page at a time.
  • Shift + Spacebar Moves up a page at a time.
  • Alt + Down arrow Display all previous text entered in a text box and/or available options on drop down menu.

    6) Microsoft Windows shortcut keys
  • Alt + Tab Switch between open applications.
  • Alt + Shift + Tab Switch backwards between open applications.
  • Alt + double-click Display the properties of the object you double-click on. For example, doing this on a file would display its properties.
  • Ctrl + Tab Switches between program groups or document windows in applications that support this feature.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab Same as above but backwards.
  • Alt + Print Screen Create a screen shot only for the program you are currently in.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del Reboot the computer and/or bring up the Windows task manager.
  • Ctrl + Esc Bring up the Windows Start menu. In Windows 3.x this would bring up the Task Manager.
  • Alt + Esc Switch Between open applications on taskbar.
  • F1 Activates help for current open application.
  • F2 Renames selected Icon.
  • F3 Starts find from desktop.
  • F4 Opens the drive selection when browsing.
  • F5 Refresh Contents.
  • F10 Activates menu bar.
  • Shift + F10 Simulates right-click on selected item.
  • F4 Select a different location to browse in the Windows Explorer toolbar.
  • Alt + F4 Closes Current open program.
  • Ctrl + F4 Closes Window in Program.
  • F6 Move cursor to different Windows Explorer pane.
  • Ctrl + Space bar Drops down the window control menu.
  • Ctrl + (the '+' key on the keypad) Automatically adjust the widths of all the columns in Windows explorer
  • Alt + Enter Opens properties window of selected icon or program.
  • Shift + Del Delete programs/files without throwing them into the recycle bin.
  • Holding Shift Boot safe mode or by pass system files as the computer is booting.
  • Holding Shift When putting in an audio CD, will prevent CD Player from playing.
  • Enter Activates the highlighted program.
  • Alt + Down arrow Display all available options on drop down menu.
  • * (on the keypad) Expands all folders on the currently selected folder or drive in Windows Explorer.
  • + (on the keypad) Expands only the currently selected folder in Windows Explorer.
  • - (on the keypad) Collapses the currently selected folder in Windows Explorer.

    7) Microsoft Outlook shortcut keys
  • Alt + S Send the e-mail
  • Ctrl + C Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + X Cut selected text.
  • Ctrl + P Paste selected text.
  • Ctrl + K Complete the name and/or e-mail being typed in the e-mail address bar.
  • Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + R Reply to an e-mail.
  • Ctrl + F Forward an e-mail.
  • Ctrl + N Create a new e-mail.
  • Ctrl + Shift + A Create a new appointment to your calendar.
  • Ctrl + Shift + O Open the Outbox.
  • Ctrl + Shift + I Open the Inbox.
  • Ctrl + Shift + K Add a new task.
  • Ctrl + Shirt + C Create a new contact.
  • Ctrl + Shift + J Create a new journal entry.
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