Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Excel’s User Interface
Figure 2-8: Add new icons to your Quick Access toolbar by using the Quick Access toolbar section of the
Excel Options dialog box.
You don’t ’need to hold down the Alt key as you type the keytip letters.
Figure 2-9 shows how the Home tab looks after I press the Alt key to display the keytips. If you
press one of the keytips, the screen then displays more keytips. For example, to use the keyboard
to align the cell contents to the left, press Alt, followed by H (for Home) and then AL (for Align
Left). If you’re a keyboard fan (like me), it will just take a few times before you memorize the
keystrokes required for common commands.
After you press Alt, you can also use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the tabs.
When you reach the proper tab, press the down-arrow key to enter the Ribbon. Then use the
left- and right-arrow keys to scroll through the Ribbon commands. When you reach the
command you need, press Enter to execute it. This method isn’t as efficient as using the keytips, but
it’s a quick way to take a look at the choices on the Ribbon.