(Beginner) I’m not kidding you, knowing shortcut keys increases your speed enormously. At the end is a table which I will try to provide whenever we discuss shortcut keys. You can print this table* and tape on your monitor as a cheat sheet until you have the ones discussed in this post memorized.
In Word, Excel and almost any time you are working with a formatting text entry application, [CTL]b, [CTL]i and [CTL]u come in handy as turn-on/turn-off Bold, Italics and Underline. There are of course many other keyboard shortcuts (like [CTL]> and [CTL]< for increase/decrease font size) and, to discovery these most applications make it so easy!
When you want to do something that requires you click on a tool icon (like align center) if you hover over the icon a small window comes up with information–how much depends on you’re settings but the tool name and any shortcut-key associated with it. For instance, align center, says: Center [Ctrl+E] (see table for other alignments). Almost everyone knows that [CTL]x, [CTL]c and [CTL]v act as cut, copy and paste but for those who don’t, we won’t tell and oh, BTW, [CTL]z and [CTL]y act as undo and redo.
*You can print the entire post and cut it out or cut and paste it into Word or EXCEL and print it or, just copy it.
Office Beginner Shortcut Keys
|[CTRL] >||Increase font size|
|[CTRL] <||Decrease font sized|
|[CTRL] l (that's a lower case L)||Left Alignment|
|[CTRL] R||Right Alignment|
|[CTRL] v||Paste (I think of a down arrow for 'put here')|