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Windows – Microsoft Office 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows – Microsoft Office 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Office 2007, included a new feature to view the available shortcuts of the application.

We can view the available shortcut option by pressing ALT keyboard key.


Apart from that I have included a list of shortcut which is commonly used by Windows users.

General keyboard shortcuts


Use this shortcut

Select all content in a document, window, or text box

Press CTRL+A.

Search for a file or folder

Press F3. In Windows 7, you can also press the Windows logo key to open the Start menu and then start typing in the Search box.

Rename a file or folder

Select the file or folder, press F2, and then re-type the name.

Find out when the file or folder was created, by whom, and how big it is

Select the file, and then press ALT+ENTER.

Display the Start menu

Press CTRL+ESC. In Windows 7, you can also press the Windows logo key.

Scroll between open windows

Press ALT+TAB, and then hold down ALT while pressing TAB to reach the desired file or program.

Undo an action

Press CTRL+Z.

Redo an action

Press CTRL+Y.

Check the spelling of titles or words in any Office application with Spelling & Grammar checker

Press F7.

Create a shortcut on your desktop to your favorite file or folder

In Windows 7: Right-click the file or folder. On the shortcut menu, click Send to, and then click Desktop (Create shortcut).

In Windows Vista: Right-click the file or folder. On the shortcut menu, click Create Shortcut. Drag the new shortcut to your desktop.

Working with Microsoft Word


Use this shortcut

Select text

Press SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW, LEFT ARROW, UP ARROW, or DOWN ARROW to highlight text. To select one word at a time, press SHIFT+CTRL+ARROW. To select to the end of the line, press SHIFT+END.

Copy selected text

Press CTRL+C.

Cut selected text

Press CTRL+X.

Paste selected text

Press CTRL+V.

Bold text

Press CTRL+B.

Search for text in a document

Press CTRL+F.

Find and replace text in a document

Press CTRL+H.

Got to a page, line, or bookmark in a document

Press CTRL+G.

Italicize text

Press CTRL+I.


Press CTRL+U.

Decrease font size


Increase font size


Change font

Press CTRL+SHIFT+F, and then use the arrow keys to reach the new font.

Change font size

Press CTRL+SHIFT+P, and then use the arrow keys to reach the new font size.

Create page break


Create new document

Press CTRL+N.

Open the My Documents window

Press CTRL+O.

Close a document

Press CTRL+W.

Save a document

Press CTRL+S.

Print a document

Press CTRL+P.

Preview what you’re about to print

Press ALT+CTRL+I. In Windows 7, this keyboard shortcut opens the integrated Print and Preview window, which you can also access by pressing CTRL+P.

Resize a shape (Office 2010)

Select the shape, and then press SHIFT+ARROW.

Rotate a shape (Office 2010)

Select the shape, and then hold the ALT key while you press the LEFT ARROW or the RIGHT ARROW key.

Accelerating Microsoft Excel


Use this shortcut

Move left to right, cell by cell

Press TAB, or press the RIGHT ARROW key.

Move right to left, cell by cell

Press SHIFT+TAB, or press the LEFT ARROW key.

Move down, cell by cell

Press ENTER, or press the DOWN ARROW key.

Move up, cell by cell

Press SHIFT+ENTER, or press the UP ARROW key.

Erase data in current cell


Return to the beginning of the row

Press HOME.

Enter the date


Enter the time


Start a formula

Press the equal sign (=). When you press the equal sign in Office Excel 2007 or Excel 2010, a list of formulas appears. Scroll through the list to select the one you need.

Find out about the style within the cell


Display the Format Cells dialog box

Press CTRL+1.

Apply the general number format


Apply the currency number format


Apply the percentage number format


Apply a border


Expediting Internet Explorer


Use this shortcut

Add sites to your Favorites

1. Go to the site.

2. Press CTRL+D to add to your Favorites.

3. Click Favorites and then click Add to Favorites to create a separate folder for the site or to add it to an already-formed list.

Select a home page

1. Go to the webpage that you would like to make your home page.

2. Open the Tools menu and select Internet Options.

3. Under Home page, click Use Current.

Use the History function if you visit a few select sites constantly

1. Press CTRL+H to open the History pane.

2. Select the site that you would like, right-click the site, and then select Add to Favorites.

Customize your toolbar to the tools you use most frequently

1. Right-click the command bar.

2. Point to Customize.

3. Click Add or Remove Commands.

Go to your home page


Switch between tabs

Press CTRL+TAB, or press CTRL+SHIFT+TAB.

Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar

Press TAB.

Move back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar


Find on this page

Press CTRL+F.

Stop downloading a page

Press ESC.

Use zoom on a webpage

Increase zoom (+ 10%): Press CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+).

Decrease zoom (- 10%): Press CTRL+MINUS SIGN (-).

Increase to 100%: Press CTRL+0.


Melbin Mathew

How to Identify/Verify the Memory Size in Windows Machine

How to Identify/Check the Memory Size in Windows Machine

There is a simple way for us to check the amount of memory installed in the Windows machine.

Go to -> Windows Start -> Control Panel -> Click on System Icon


The window displays the machine information including the details Operating system, Memory, Computer Name etc.

In some cases, Window 32 bit operating system shows difference in the memory value with actual installed physical memory of the system.


Melbin Mathew