Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
The single exception to this rule is Word, which allows you to attach keyboard shortcuts
to any command. (We discuss this option in more detail in “Our Favorite Word Tweaks and
Tips” on page 335.
If you’re an Office veteran and a fast touch typist, you’re likely to miss the old-style menus,
which made it possible to use the Alt key to pull down menus and make selections without
having to move your hands off the keyboard. The good news is that those accelerators
are still available in Office 2010. Virtually every object in the Office 2010 user interface is
accessible via a keyboard sequence. Tap the Alt key to see which keys are attached to each
onscreen object, as shown in Figure 3-16.
Figure 3-16 Tapping Alt displays keyboard shortcuts associated with objects on the ribbon and
Quick Access Toolbar. Tapping H here shows shortcut keys for commands on the Home tab.
In some cases, the keyboard shortcut for a command might require multiple keystrokes in
sequence. If you tap Alt, then H, then F in Word, you’ll see the options shown here: