|Using a mouse is much less efficient than using keyboard shortcuts.|
Keyboard shortcuts save an immense amount of time because your fingers never leave the keys. You are not constantly clicking on a menu nor moving your mouse several times as you select from a series of drop-down menus.
These are a few of the most commonly used keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office programs.
Ctrl+W: Close Windows
Alt+Tab: Switch between programs
Ctrl+Tab: Switch between tabs or windows in the same program
Crtl+F: Opens the Find dialog in MS Office programs
Crtl+H: Opens the Find and Replace dialog in MS Office programs
Ctrl+N: New document
Crtl+V: Paste at cursor location
Crtl+Z: Undo one action
Alt+F+A: Save As
F1: Calls up context sensitive help
F7: Spellcheck document (Microsoft Office programs)
Shift+F7: Activates Thesaurus in Microsoft Word
F12: Save As (Microsoft Office programs)
Windows key+E: Opens Windows Explorer
Windows Key+D: Returns users to the Desktop
To save an Excel document in CSV (comma separated values) files instead of an Excel XLS (older versions of Excel) or XLSX (Excel 2010) follow these steps.
1. Tap the F12 key to open the “Save As” dialog box
2. Press the Tab key to go to the “Save As Type” dropdown box
3. Press C to select the CSV option
4. Press Enter to make your selection