What do you do if your mouse suddenly decides to stop working or if you do what I do when working away from home and forget to take it with you? Well if you know some keyboard shortcuts you’ll get by.
Here are a few of the more common keyboard shortcuts that can be used across the Microsoft applications. Each of the individual applications will also use its own combinations and special shortcuts in addition to these.
CTRL+A – selects everything in a Word document, Excel workbook or PowerPoint slide (depends on which view you’re looking at though)
CTRL+B – applies or removes bold formatting
CTRL+C – copies selected text to the clipboard
CTRL+F – opens the Find dialog box
CTRL+H – opens the Replace dialog box
CTRL+I – applies or removes italics
CTRL+N – opens a new document
CTRL+O – displays the Open dialog box
CTRL+P – opens the Print dialog box
CTRL+S – saves an existing document or opens the Save As dialog box for a new document
CTRL+U – applies or removes underlining
CTRL+V – pastes text from the clipboard
CTRL+X – cuts selected text to the clipboard