Cheat Sheet

Office 2010 For Seniors For Dummies

Microsoft has built shortcuts for many common actions into Office 2010. As a senior working in Office 2010, take advantage of these shortcuts in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to save time and boost efficiency.

Shortcuts for Microsoft Word 2010

Whether you're a senior, a junior, or somewhere in between, saving time while word-processing in Word 2010 is a must. These Microsoft Word shortcuts for your keyboard or mouse get office work done quickly.

To Do This With the Mouse With the Keyboard
Insert page break Insert→Pages→Page Break Ctrl+Enter
Show/hide non-printing symbols Home→Paragraph→¶ Ctrl+*
Clear formatting Home→Font→Clear Formatting Ctrl+spacebar
Set page margins Page Layout→Page Setup→Margins Alt+P, M
Number pages Insert→Header & Footer→Page Number Alt+N, N, U
Indent a paragraph (all lines) Home→Paragraph→Increase Indent Alt+H, A, I
Indent paragraph (first line only) n/a Tab (at beginning of paragraph)

Office 2010 Shortcuts for PowerPoint and Excel

Office 2010 has myriad shortcuts for Excel, and PowerPoint. Using the Office 2010 shortcuts shown in this table can help you run your applications more efficiently.

To Do This With the Mouse With the Keyboard
Open file File→Open Ctrl+O
Print current document File→Print Ctrl+P
Save your work File→Save As
Save button on Quick Access toolbar
Ctrl+S
Copy selection to the Clipboard Home→Clipboard→Copy
Right-click and choose Copy
Ctrl+C
Cut selection to Clipboard Home→Clipboard→Cut
Right-click and choose Cut
Ctrl+X
Paste selection to Clipboard Home→Clipboard→Paste
Right-click and choose Paste
Ctrl+V
Select all content PowerPoint: Home→Editing→Select→Select All
Excel: Click box at intersection of row numbers and column headers
Ctrl+A
Left-align a paragraph Home→Paragraph→Left Align Ctrl+L
Center a paragraph Home→Paragraph→Center Ctrl+E
Right-align a paragraph Home→Paragraph→Right Align Ctrl+R
Make text bold Home→Font→Bold
Right-click and click the Bold button
Ctrl+B
Make text italicized Home→Font→Italic
Right-click and click the Italic button
Ctrl+I
Open Find dialog box Home→Editing→Find Ctrl+F
Open Replace dialog box Home→Editing→Replace Ctrl+H
Undo previous action Undo button on Quick Access toolbar Ctrl+Z
Redo previous Undo Redo button on Quick Access toolbar Ctrl+Y


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