Microsoft® Office 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts
For those who wish to know the common shortcuts used by most Office 2010 applications, or wish to establish their own personalized shortcuts, this discussion should provide an insight on this subject matter.
Shortcuts have become essential in using Microsoft Office applications as it allows you to execute commonly used commands without removing both hands from the keyboard. Without keyboard shortcuts, it is necessary to use the mouse and click on the buttons that are provided in the ribbon. It also saves the user time as it allows the user to execute commands from a different ribbon without actually switching ribbons.
- Common Microsoft Office 2010 Shortcuts
- How to Customize your Shortcuts
Common Microsoft Office 2010 Shortcuts
Here is a very short list of the most common commands that are used in Microsoft Office 2010 applications. This is not an exhaustive list as there is a huge number of shortcuts, most of which are not usually used by the common user.
Ctrl+L Align Text Left
Ctrl+C Align Text Center
Ctrl+R Align Text Right
Ctrl+J Align Text Justify
How to Customize your Shortcuts
Despite having these very popular shortcuts, some people find it lacking and confusing. These people have developed their own set of shortcuts that they are already used to. Their shortcuts improve their overall productivity by adapting their equipment to their own typing style and habits.
If you would like to develop or set your own keyboard shortcuts, Microsoft Office 2010 gives you just that ability. By simply going to options under the File ribbon, you can get the full set of options you can change for your Microsoft Office applications. The keyboard shortcuts are located at the bottom of the Customize Ribbon screen. Clicking on customize would open the interface that lets you browse through the commands and see the shortcuts that are already linked to those commands. For a fresh installation of Microsoft Office 2010, only the defaults can be found here.
You can create new shortcut keys by pressing the keys you would like to associate with the command and clicking the assign button on the bottom of the window. If you want to remove the shortcuts for the command, you can select each shortcut and click on the remove button. Lastly, the reset all button would let you restore all the shortcuts to the default ones. This is very helpful in case you mess up the settings.
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