Cheat Sheet

Microsoft Office 2013 For Dummies

From Office 2013 For Dummies by Wallace Wang

Microsoft Office 2013 comes jam-packed with features. See shortcuts and tips for using the keyboard, mouse, and ribbon to get fast access to the most commonly used commands. You'll master Office 2013 in no time!

Microsoft Office 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Office 2013 provides hundreds of commands, but you'll likely only use a handful of those commands on a regular basis. To save time, use these Office 2013 keyboard shortcuts. With little effort, you can open files, find content, edit that content, and more!

Function Keystroke
Copy Ctrl+C
Cut Ctrl+X
Find Ctrl+F
Go To Ctrl+G
Help F1
Hyperlink Ctrl+K
New Ctrl+N
Open Ctrl+O
Paste Ctrl+V
Print Ctrl+P
Replace Ctrl+H
Save Ctrl+S
Select All Ctrl+A
Spell Check F7
Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y

Microsoft Office 2013 Mouse Button Functions

You can control Microsoft Office 2013 with your mouse or your keyboard. The mouse actions in this table work whether you're using Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, or Outlook.

Mouse Button Used Action Purpose
Left mouse button Click Moves the cursor, highlights an object, pulls down a menu, or chooses a menu command
Left mouse button Double-click Highlights a word or edits an embedded object
Left mouse button Triple-click Highlights a paragraph
Left mouse button Drag Moves an object, resizes an object, highlights text, or highlights multiple objects
Wheel mouse button Click Automatically scrolls a document when you move the mouse up or down
Wheel mouse button Roll Scrolls a document up or down
Right mouse button Right-click Displays a shortcut pop-up menu

Microsoft Office 2013 Ribbon Tabs

Microsoft Office 2013 displays commands in a series of icons stored on different tabs. This combination of icons and tabs is known as the Ribbon interface, which appears in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Access. The following tables show the commands grouped under each ribbon tab for each of the five programs.

Microsoft Word 2013 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab NameCommand GroupsDialog Box Shortcut Key
Home Clipboard, Font, Paragraph, Styles, and Editing Ctrl+D (Font); Alt+Ctrl+Shift+S (Styles)
Insert Pages, Tables, Illustrations, Apps, Media, Links, Header & Footer, Text, and Symbols  
Design Document Formatting and Page Background  
Page Layout Page Setup, Paragraph, and Arrange  
References Table of Contents, Footnotes, Citation & Bibliography, Captions, Index, and Table of Authorities  
Mailings Create, Start Mail Merge, Write & Insert Fields, Preview Results, and Finish  
Review Proofing, Language, Comments, Tracking, Changes, Compare, and Protect  
View Views, Show, Zoom, Window, and Macros  


Microsoft Excel 2013 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab NameCommand GroupsDialog Box Shortcut Key
Home Clipboard, Font, Alignment, Number, Styles, Cells, and Editing Ctrl+Shift+F (Font)
Insert Tables, Illustrations, Apps, Charts, Reports, Sparklines, Filter, Links, Text, and Symbols  
Page Layout Themes, Page Setup, Scale to Fit, Sheet Options, and Arrange  
Formulas Function Library, Defined Names, Formula Auditing, and Calculation  
Data Get External Data, Connections, Sort & Filter, Data Tools, and Outline  
Review Proofing, Language, Comments, and Changes  
View Workbook Views, Show, Zoom, Window, and Macros  


Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab NameCommand Groups
Home Clipboard, Slides, Font, Paragraph, Drawing, and Editing
Insert Slides, Tables, Images, Illustrations, Apps, Links, Comments, Text, Symbols, and Media
Design Themes, Variants, and Customize
Transitions Preview, Transition To This Slide, and Timing
Animations Preview, Animation, Advanced Animation, and Timing
Slide Show Start Slide Show, Set Up, and Monitors
Review Proofing, Language, Comments, and Compare
View Presentation Views, Master Views, Show, Zoom, Color/Grayscale, Window, and Macros


Microsoft Outlook 2013 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab NameCommand Groups
Home (Mail) New, Delete, Respond, Quick Steps, Move, Tags, Find, and Send/Receive
Send/Receive (Mail) Send & Receive, Download, Server, and Preferences
Folder (Mail) New, Actions, Clean Up, Favorites, IMAP, and Properties
View (Mail) Current View, Messages, Arrangement, Layout, People Pane, and Window
Home (Calendar) New, Lync Meeting, Go To, Arrange, Manage Calendars, Share, and Find
Send/Receive (Calendar) Send & Receive, Download, and Preferences
Folder (Calendar) New, Actions, Share, and Properties
View (Calendar) Current View, Arrangement, Color, Layout, People Pane, and Window
Home (Contacts) New, Delete, Communicate, Current View, Actions, Share, Tags, and Find
Send/Receive (Contacts) Send & Receive, Download, and Preferences
Folder (Contacts) New, Actions, Share, and Properties
View (Contacts) Current View, Arrangement, Layout, People Pane, and Window
Home (Tasks) New, Delete, Respond, Manage Task, Follow Up, Current View, Actions, Tags, and Find
Send/Receive (Tasks) Send & Receive, Download, and Preferences
Folder (Tasks) New, Actions, Share, and Properties
View (Tasks) Current View, Arrangement, Layout, People Pane, and Window


Microsoft Access 2013 Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tab NameCommand Groups
Home Views, Clipboard, Sort & Filter, Records, Find, and Text Formatting
Create Templates, Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, and Macros & Code
External Data Import & Link and Export
Database Tools Tools, Macro, Relationships, Analyze, Move Data, and Add-Ins
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