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.

Windows

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 Office.com 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.

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