Office 2008 for Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

If there’s one thing that will speed up your usage of the Office 2008 for Mac applications, it’s to memorize frequently used keyboard shortcuts. If you’re like most people, the more you keep your fingers off the keyboard keys (and off the mouse), the more efficient you are when using the Office applications.

Create a printed list of keyboard shortcuts you want to memorize whenever you begin using a new program. Tape the list to your desk or monitor and keep it there until you memorize the shortcuts.

Here are some keyboard shortcuts that can save you a lot of time and effort:

Command Keyboard Shortcut
New Document Command+N
Save Document Command+S
Open File Command+O
Cut, Copy, and Paste Command+X, Command+C, and Command+V, respectively
Undo Last Action Command+Z
Increase/Decrease Font Size Command+Shift+> and Command+Shift+<, respectively
Jump to the Beginning/End of a Document Command+Home and Command+End respectively
Cycle Through Windows Command+~
Spelling Check Command+Option+L
Reference Tools Command+Option+R
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