Microsoft Word & Excel Shortcuts


Save time and increase your productivity with these handy Microsoft Word & Excel tips. 

Insert a link into a Word/Excel document

  • Highlight the URL you want to copy and either press Command or Control C (depending if you are using a Mac or Windows) 
  • Head back to Word or Excel, highlight the text you want to transform into a link, and hit Ctrl + K.
  • A link dialogue box will appear and you can paste in the URL you just copied.

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Open recent files in Word/Excel

Do you ever forget if you saved a document to your desktop, or my documents, or is it in downloads? Here’s a shortcut to find recent files:

  • Hit Alt + F + O + 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 to open the file you’re looking for

Create tables without using the table menu in Word

If you’re in need of just a small, basic table, you can insert one into your Word document without ever having to touch your mouse:

  • Hit the + key, followed by the Tab key. Repeat this as many times as you want. Each space in between the plus signs will represent a cell.
  • When you’re finished, hit Enter, and Word will insert your table.


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