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Keyboard shortcuts in the 2007 Office system

The ALT key

When you want to use the keyboard to move around the Ribbon, first press the ALT key to enable keyboard control.

When you use access keys rather than a pointing device like a mouse to control the Ribbon and other things on the screen, you must first "switch on" keyboard control of the Ribbon. In other words, you need to get out of text entry mode and into command mode. You do this by pressing the ALT key. After you do that, you have a lot of choices for moving around the Ribbon.

This lesson shows you how to use a variety of keys to move around the screen and choose commands. Click Next to continue reading the lesson on your own.

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