Which keyboard shortcuts should I learn?

Many people ask me to give them a secret list of most powerful keyboard shortcuts. They think knowing more shortcuts is the same as being more efficient. Unfortunately, it is not. Read this 3 min article to understand how to find out the shortcuts you need and how to learn them in a simple manner without stressing yourself.

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Yes. This LONG “short”cut actually works. Try it. In fact, just press Alt and choose the highlighted buttons in the Ribbon. All of them work. Just press and release Alt and then press buttons one by one. DON’T try some Yoga poses with your fingers Smile

With Outlook 2016, This shortcut is now Alt N AF B. This is required because it offers to attach files from local PC as well as web locations (OneDrive). It also shows recently inserted attachments.

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(in)Efficiency Tests

As we are using Microsoft Office for decades it is quite natural to ‘feel’ proficient in using it. But you have no idea how rampant the inefficiency is. To help you prove this to yourself, I have created simple Efficiency Tests. Try one or more of these tests and then you will realize the problem. Nobody needs to know the results – except yourself!

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