Learn the New Office 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

Last Updated Feb 1, 2009 10:31 PM EST

Upgrading from Office 2003 to Office 2007? You'll have to adjust to the new ribbon interface, a new file format, and the fact that some trusty old keyboard shortcuts don't work the same as they used to. Fear not; I've got the skinny on how they've changed right here:
  • Ctrl+Shift+F Used to select the Font list on the formatting toolbar. Now it open the Font dialog box.
  • Ctrl+Shift+G Used to select the Word Count Statistics list. Now it opens the Word Count dialog box.
  • Ctrl+Shift+P Used to select the Font Size list for the Formatting toolbar. Now it opens the Font dialog box.
  • Ctrl+Shift+S Used to select the Style list on the Formatting toolbar. Now it displays the Apply Styles task pane.
  • Alt+N Used to open the Create AutoText dialog box. Now it switches to the ribbon's Insert tab.
  • Alt+R Used to switch to the Reading Layout. Now it switches to the ribbon's Review tab.
You can find these and more at Microsoft's Help and Support center.

While we're on the subject, check out how to navigate Outlook's modules with your keyboard and a collection of handy Outlook shortcuts for common tasks.