Mad Monday Microsoft Shortcuts


Shortcuts are all about minimising the amount of clicks required when working on our computers by not taking our hands of the keyboard to locate and grab the mouse to activate a command making our efforts more efficient.

We are aware that they exist, we all know and use a few and know how great they can be but no one knows them all or even a vast range because unless they are used regularly of course we will forget them.

Every Monday I will post a short cut with an explanation on Why and How to use it. Print it out and stick it up on your wall and try it for a few days. If you are still using it on Friday you can be guaranteed that you need this particular shortcut.

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Control (Ctrl) B / (Ctrl) I / (Ctrl) U

The Functions in the FONT sections of the Home Tab can be accessed via shortcuts and the most used are BOLD ITALICS and Underlined. This works in all Microsoft Suite programs, Word Excel, Outlook etc.

Ctrl B – BOLD

Ctrl I – Italics

Ctrl U- Underlined

Try using these shortcuts as you type to prevent the need to go back to high light and then activate the function. Just prior to typing the word or sentence that you want in bold hold down the Ctrl key and hit B, continue typing and when you have finished the word or sentence repeat to go back to normal print.

NOTE – To highlight without the mouse – Use the arrow key to get to the beginning of the block hold down the Shift Key and use the arrows to highlight.


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