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Keyboard shortcuts in the 2007 Office system

Use the keyboard in the 2007 Office system
Many of the programs in the 2007 Microsoft Office system have a brand-new look. Most menus and toolbars have gone away, and along with the new look come new and easier ways to use the keyboard.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Accomplish tasks by using sequential shortcut keys, known as Key Tips, shown on the Ribbon.
  • Navigate around the Ribbon using the TAB key and arrow keys.
  • Accomplish tasks by using key combinations — keys you press at the same time — exactly as you've done in previous versions of Office.

People use keyboard shortcuts for a lot of reasons. Some like to use them to save valuable time or just because they find it easier. Others don't use a mouse for physical reasons, so executing commands through the keyboard is essential. Whatever your reasons, and whether you're a keyboarding aficionado or a beginner, this course will help you learn how to work with the 2007 Office system using just your keyboard.

If you're an experienced keyboard user, you'll be pleased to know that there are several improvements to keyboarding in the 2007 Office release.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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