Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Windows, Office and Internet Explorer

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Windows, Office and Internet ExplorerAs you become more proficient in any software, there are a number of ways you can be more efficient. If you prefer your keyboard over your mouse, one of these ways is to take advantage of keyboard shortcuts to enable you to open a menu, launch a command and a variety of other functions. Touch-typists and others who are using these Microsoft Windows, Office and Internet Explorer are well aware of the features and capabilities available.

To use keyboard shortcuts, you need to press one or two keys on your keyboard together, such as the [CTRL] and [C] keys for Copy and the [CTRL] and [V] keys for Paste. Did you know you can select all content of a document in Office by pressing [CTRL] and [A] keys? Or easily find a word on a web page by pressing [CTRL] and [F] keys?

The following are links to Microsoft’s pages providing these documented keyboard shortcuts for various Microsoft applications, including Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.


Microsoft Office 2013

  • Word (link opens in new window)
  • Excel (link opens in new window)
  • PowerPoint (link opens in new window)
  • Publisher (link opens in new window)
  • OneNote (link opens in new window)
  • Outlook (link opens in new window)
  • Access (link opens in new window)

Microsoft Office 2010

  • Word (link opens in new window)
  • Excel (link opens in new window)
  • PowerPoint (link opens in new window)
  • Publisher (link opens in new window)
  • OneNote (link opens in new window)
  • Outlook (link opens in new window)
  • Access (link opens in new window)

Internet Explorer

You can also customise your own keyboard shortcuts. This Word Help article (link opens in new window) applies to Microsoft Word 2010 but also works across the other products in the Office 2010 suite, as well as the 2013 version of Microsoft Office as well.

There are a number of other undocumented keyboard shortcuts, which you can find on third-party websites. These may or may not work depending on your system.

CyberGuru assists small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals with our Training solution to provide you and your staff with more efficient and effective use of a wide range of computer applications. Please contact us today for more information.

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Windows XP due to expire soon

Windows XP due to expire soonIt is less than a year to go until support is discontinued for Windows XP. Microsoft Windows XP was launched over ten years ago and relied upon by many as a stable and reliable operating system. There have been few Microsoft products ever so successful as Windows XP, and Microsoft have sought to ensure the product has been continually updated even following the release of newer products including Windows Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 8.

Microsoft determines lifecycles for each of its products, which commences when a particular product is released and ends when it is no longer supported or sold. In accordance with its lifecycle, Windows XP’s date for end of extended support is on 8 April 2014. From this date, Microsoft will no longer be supporting the operating system.

Whilst you will be able to continue to use the product as you have been previously, on 8 April 2014, Microsoft will no longer provided any automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance for this product. This is a security and potentially operational risk for both businesses and individuals as issues arising from the operating system may not be able to be addressed in the same way as available through Microsoft currently. CyberGuru will continue to provide our solutions (particularly support and train) Windows XP on a best efforts basis.

However, we would suggest if you haven’t already done so, it is highly suggested you ensure that you have the latest updates, including Windows XP Service Pack 3.

CyberGuru can assist with ensuring your computer’s operating system and applications are updated through our Support solution, and when you are ready to upgrade to the latest operating system, provide you with the necessary Consulting and Training solutions to keep you updated.

For those interested, the end dates of extended support for Windows Vista is 11 April 2017 and Windows 7 is 14 January 2020!

For further information on the Windows lifecycle, please refer to the Microsoft Lifecycle fact sheet (link opens in new window) and the Microsoft Windows for Your Business Blog (link opens in new window).

Register now for the “Introduction to Website Design and Maintenance with Certificate III Units” training course

Our new websiteIn conjunction with the Teacher Training Association, Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru, will be soon presenting an “Introduction to Website Design and Maintenance with Certificate III Units” training course.



The course will provide participants with the ability to design and maintain websites, gain practical advice and undertake hands-on activities as well as the knowledge and capability to deliver and assess relevant units of competency. Individuals or schools seeking to receive or deliver ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology to senior students will benefit from the focus on web technologies and will receive evidence towards four units of competency.

This course isn’t just for teachers, people of all ages and experience levels who are interested in designing and maintaining websites for themselves or their organisation will benefit from the information provided.

The course is being held on Monday 13 May 2013 from 9:30am-3:30pm at VELG Training at Level 1, 52 Jeffcott Street, Wavell Heights.

Please note the venue has changed to Mabel Park State High School, located at 72-116 Paradise Road, Slacks Creek.

The cost is $299 (ex. GST) which includes materials, morning tea and lunch.

For more information, please download the flyer (link opens in new window) and course outline (link opens in new window).

To register, please visit the TTA website (link opens in new window). Places are limited so register now. 


Biography of Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru:

Chris is an accomplished business and information technology professional. He has operated his own business, CyberGuru, for over fifteen years, providing computer solutions in consulting, design, support and training. Chris holds a dual degree in Business and Information Systems, as well as a range of industry certifications and has become a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has most recently worked as the IT trainer for CITEC in the Queensland Government, where he designed and facilitated training programs in a range of computer applications, systems and processes. He was recently awarded the 2012 Young ICT Professional of the Year by the Australian Computer Society Queensland Branch.

Our new website

Our new websiteCyberGuru has recently launched our new website, featuring a modern look and enhanced features, along with a new content management system.




We are proud of our new website which brings us again at the forefront of award-winning, professional and affordable computer solutions.

The CyberGuru website features all of the material from our previous website, as well as integrating the CyberGuru Blog. In providing a more interactive experience for our clients, social networking features including links to our follow us such have also been added, along with the ability to share content and review our latest Twitter feeds.

The new website has been developed using WordPress, the content management system behind many commercial and not-for-profit websites. We selected this system for ourselves as we also recommend it for our clients choosing to have a dynamic website. We are taking advantage of the opportunity to ‘test’ new features within our website and provide our clients with our learnings throughout our experiences.

We invite you to check out our new website, and encourage us to please contact us with us any feedback you may have.

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