Sunday, March 5, 2017

Save TIME with Keyboard Shortcuts

I hope you are enjoying the last of winter - at least, I hope it's the last of it!

If you're like me, any time that you can possibly save is worth it.  Whether I am typing lesson plans, creating PowerPoint presentations, or making spreadsheets/charts, I like using keyboard shortcuts.  Several years ago I spoke at a workshop for soon-to-be music teachers.  I was also asked to specifically talk about Microsoft Office, especially Excel.  I encouraged my audience to make sure they utilize and take advantage of any and all of the technological resources that they possibly could.

Well, for this entry, I want to focus on keyboard shortcuts.  Yes, this can be a bit overwhelming, but yes, it can save you time.  My school has Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, and I understand that some of you may have newer editions.  Some of the shortcuts may work, but I do know that some have changed.

I have created a list of some common keyboard shortcuts, but it is definitely not an exhaustive list.  If you have any others to add, I'd love to hear from you, or you can comment below.  Let me know how it works for you.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

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