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Keyboard shortcuts in the 2007 Office system

The appropriate Key Tip for each command is shown in a small label, or badge.

As soon as you press ALT, you see little labels, or badges, pop up showing the Key Tips for all the tabs. After you press a key to activate a particular tab, the badges showing the Key Tips for the commands on that tab appear. In other words, you see only one layer of Key Tip badges at a time, and you must choose an option before you see any more.

Key Tips are a great way of using keyboard shortcuts, because you have a constant reminder on screen of what keys you need to press. No memorizing is necessary.

If you use a screen reader     Key Tips should be available to your screen reader through a technology known as Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA).

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