This post is for all of you out there who love keyboard shortcuts. This is also for anyone who thinks they might love keyboard shortcuts, if only they knew some. Also for laptop users who hate the track pad and little button in the middle of the keyboard (I particularly dislike the button). For those of you getting carpel tunnel from mousing. And for anyone else.
If you have already used keyboard shortcuts in Office 2003 (or earlier), there is good news – almost all of the old keyboard shortcuts still work in Office 2007. In addition to the old keyboard shortcuts, Microsoft has also added a new feature called Key Tips. The real beauty of Key Tips is that you can reach anything on the ribbon, without having to memorize key combinations.
The other beauty of key tips is that the Quick Access Toolbar is customizable, and if you add something to it, then you will have a two key combination to access that button. To read more about how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar, read the post about Customizing in Office 2007.
Watch the video below to see Key Tips demonstrated.