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Tips that Work throughout Office 2011 for Mac

Part of the Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The applications in Office 2011 for Mac use many common commands and features. The following common commands and features work the same throughout all of Office 2011 for Mac’s applications (Word 2011, Excel 2011, PowerPoint 2011, and Outlook 2011):

  • Undo: Look for the Undo button on the Standard toolbar or press the keyboard combination Command-Z.

  • Multiple Undo: Click the tiny triangle next to the Undo button to see a pop-up menu of available Undo actions.

  • Select All: Choose Edit→Select All or press Command-A to select everything in your document, including tables, charts, pictures, and other objects.

  • Help: Free training movies and online courses are now available in Office 2008 Help. Click the Help button on any of the toolbars and explore topics under Popular Training. You can also find them in Help search results.

  • Pop-up menus: Right-click or Control-click just about anywhere on the screen to get context-sensitive menus.

  • Copy: Press Command-C.

  • Cut: Press Command-X.

  • Paste: Press Command-V.

  • Menu bar: Press Control-F2 to activate the menu bar. Then use the arrow keys to navigate the menu and press the spacebar to activate a menu item.

  • Dock: Press Control-F3 to activate the Dock. Then use the arrow keys to navigate the menu and press the spacebar to activate a menu item.

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