Saturday, January 27, 2007

In Praise Of – Shortcut Keys

I've said it before – the Ribbon is the hurdle.

So what to do when you are truly in a hurry and can't find that command? You'll be glad that you learned those shortcut keys.

Here is a simple example: File, saveAs.

Your challenge is to find that command in the ribbon before the phone completes its third ring and goes into voice mail. You want to effect a saveAs before you pick up the phone.

If you had learned F12 as a shortcut for saveAs, you'll be in business!

As far as I have been able to see, the 2003 shortcuts apply across the board. (remember my theory is that we have 2003 with a ribbon and a new file format).

Before you migrate to 2007, print off a comprehensive list of shortcut keys in Word2003. And Excel2003. And AnyThing2003 you use.


At 12:54 AM, Blogger andy said...

Thanks for your F12. It saves my life.


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