Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 20: Ten Keystroke Shortcuts
Chapter 20
Ten Keystroke Shortcuts
One common theme of Office 2010 is that all programs look and work alike.
After you learn how to use Word, you’ll find it isn’t much harder to learn
Excel or PowerPoint because the Ribbon tabs all work in similar ways.
Even better, the same keystroke commands work alike in all Office 2010
programs. By memorizing the keystroke shortcuts in this chapter, you’ll be able
to work faster and more efficiently with Office 2010, no matter which
particular program you may be using at the time.
Protecting Yourself with Undo
(Ctrl+Z) and Redo (Ctrl+Y)
Many people are terrified of making a mistake, so they wind up never
trying anything new that could save them time and make their lives easier.
Fortunately, Office 2010 lets you freely experiment with different commands
because if you do anything, such as delete or modify text or add a picture or
page, you can immediately reverse what you just did by using the Undo
command (Ctrl+Z) right away.
With the Undo command protecting you, you can try out different commands
to see what they do. If things don’t work the way you thought, press Ctrl+Z
and undo your last changes.
If you wind up undoing a change and then suddenly realize you didn’t want to
undo that change after all, you can redo a command you previously reversed.
To redo a command that you had undone, choose the Redo command (Ctrl+Y).
To undo multiple commands, follow these steps:
1. Click the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the Undo icon on
the Quick Access toolbar.
A pull-down menu appears of all the latest commands you’ve chosen.
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