Safe time with quick computer shortcuts

Driving around your desktop

To… Use this shortcut
Select a file/folder/icon Type the first letter of the file. If you have several files starting with the same letter, continue hitting the letter key until your cursor lands on the file or folder you want.
Search for a file/folder F3
Rename a file/folder Select the file/folder, click F2, and then re-type the name
Find out when the file or folder was created, by whom, and how big it is Select the file, right-click, and then click Properties
Display the Start menu Ctrl + Esc
Create a shortcut on your desktop to your favorite      file/folder Drag the file/folder icon to your desktop
Scroll between open items Alt + Tab, then hold down Alt while clicking Tab to reach the desired file or program

Working with Word

To… Use this shortcut
Select text Shift + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow to highlight text
Copy selected text Ctrl + C
Cut selected text Ctrl + X
Paste selected text Ctrl + V
Undo your last action Ctrl + Z
Select all the text within your document Ctrl + A
Bold text Ctrl + B
Italicize text Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Change font Ctrl + Shift + F, then use the arrow keys to reach the new font
Change font size Ctrl + Shift + P, then use the arrow keys to reach the new font size
Create page break Ctrl + Enter
Create new document Ctrl + N
Open My Documents window Ctrl + O
Close a document Ctrl + W
Save a document Ctrl + S
Print a document Ctrl + P
Preview what you’re about to print Alt + Ctrl + I

Accelerating Excel

To… Use this shortcut
Move right to left, cell by cell                                                                 Tab
Move up and down, cell by cell Enter
Erase data in current cell Backspace
Return to the beginning of the row Home
Enter the date Ctrl + ; (semicolon)
Enter the time Ctrl + Shift + : (colon)
Start a formula = (equal sign)
Check the spelling of titles or words within the cells F7
Find out about the style within the cell ALT + ‘ (apostrophe)
Display the Format Cells dialog box Ctrl + 1
Apply the general number format Ctrl + Shift + ~
Turn numbers into dollars Ctrl + Shift + $
Make numbers a percentage Ctrl + Shift + %
Apply a border Ctrl + Shift + &

Expediting Internet Explorer

To… Use this shortcut
Add sites to your Favorites Go to the site.
Hit Ctrl + D to add to your Favorites.
Select Favorites and then Add to Favorites to create a separate folder for the site or to add it to a list already formed.
Select a home page Go to the Web page that you would like to make your home page.
Open the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
Under Home page, click Use Current.
Use the History function if you visit a few select sites constantly Select the History button on your top navigation (a green arrow on a clock face).
Select the site that you would like and double-click.
If the History button is not visible, go to the View menu, select Explorer Bar, and then click History to access.
Customize your toolbar to the tools you use most        frequently Right-click your top navigation.
Select the icons that you use or go to the View menu, select Toolbars, and then click Customize.

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