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Keyboard shortcuts save time no matter what type of computer you use. To help you work faster, here is a list of commonly-used shortcuts for Microsoft Office on Mac. We have included OneNote, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and some basic universal shortcuts to start with. We’ll even show you how to create your own custom keyboard shortcuts.

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So, if you’ve been wondering which Mac Excel shortcuts can help you move through spreadsheets quicker or which Mac Word shortcuts can help you format text faster, we’ve got you covered.

Shortcut (Mac) Action
Basic Shortcuts Across Applications
Cmd + P or Ctrl + P Print
Cmd + F Find
Cmd + X or Ctrl + X Cut
Cmd + C or Ctrl + C Copy
Cmd + V or Ctrl + V Paste
Cmd + S or Ctrl + S Save
Cmd + Z or Ctrl + Z Undo
Cmd + Y or Ctrl + Y or Cmd + Shift + Z Redo
Cmd + Ctrl + R Minimize or maximize the ribbon
Microsoft OneNote
Option + Tab Switch between notebook sections
Cmd + Shift + Up Arrow Move selected paragraphs up
Cmd + Shift + Down Arrow Move selected paragraphs down
Cmd + Shift + Left Arrow Move selected paragraphs left
Ctrl + Tab [ + Use arrow keys to move up or down] Switch between pages
Shift + Return Insert a line break
Cmd + D Insert the current date
Cmd + Shift + Down Arrow Insert the current date and time
Cmd + K Insert a link
Option + Delete Delete the word to the left
Fn + Option + Delete Delete the word to the right
Ctrl + G View a list of open notebooks
Cmd + Option + F Search all notebooks
Cmd + N Create a notebook page
Cmd + Shift + M Move a page
Cmd + Shift + C Copy a page
Microsoft Outlook – Email
Cmd + N Create a message
Cmd + S Save the open message to Drafts
Cmd + Return Send the open message
Cmd + E Add an attachment to the open message
Cmd + K Send and receive all messages
Cmd + R Reply to the message
Shift + Cmd + R Reply to all
Cmd + J Forward the message
Microsoft Outlook – Calendar, Notes, Tasks, and Contacts
Cmd + N Create an event, note, task, or contact
Cmd + O (letter O) Open the selected event, note, task, or contact
Delete Delete the selected event, note, task, or contact
Shift + Ctrl + [ Navigate to the previous pane
Shift + Ctrl + ] Navigate to the next pane
Cmd + T Switch the calendar view to include today
Cmd + J Send the note as an email
Microsoft Outlook – Flagging Messages, Tasks, and Contacts
Ctrl + 1 Today
Ctrl + 2 Tomorrow
Ctrl + 3 This week
Ctrl + 4 Next week
Ctrl + 5 No due date
Ctrl + 6 Custom due date
Ctrl + = Add a reminder
0 (zero) Mark complete
Microsoft Excel
Ctrl + Shift + = Insert cells
Cmd + – or Ctrl + – Delete cells
Cmd + Shift + K Group selected cells
Cmd + Shift + J Ungroup selected cells
Cmd + K or Ctrl + K Insert a hyperlink
Cmd + D or Ctrl + D Fill down
Cmd + R or Ctrl + R Fill right
Ctrl + ; (semicolon) Enter the date
Cmd + ; (semicolon) Enter the time
Cmd + Shift + * (asterisk) Select only visible cells
Shift + Delete Select only the active cell when multiple cells are selected
Shift + Spacebar Select the row
Ctrl + 9 Hide rows
Ctrl + Shift + ( Unhide rows
Ctrl + Spacebar Select the column
Ctrl + 0 (zero) Hide columns
Ctrl + Shift + ) Unhide columns
Shift + Return Complete an entry and move up
Tab Complete an entry and move right
Shift + Tab Complete an entry and move left
Esc Cancel an entry
Shift + F2 Insert, open, or edit a comment
Ctrl + Delete Scroll to the active cell in a worksheet
Tab Move between unlocked cells on a protected worksheet
Ctrl + Page Down or Option + Right Arrow Move to the next sheet in a workbook
Ctrl + Page Up or Option + Left Arrow Move to the previous sheet in a workbook
Home or Fn + Left Arrow Move to the beginning of the row
Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + Fn + Left Arrow Move to the beginning of the sheet
Ctrl + End or Ctrl + Fn + Right Arrow Move to the last cell in use on the sheet
Page Up or Fn + Up Arrow Move up one screen
Page Down or Fn + Down Arrow Move down one screen
Option + Page Up or Fn + Option + Up Arrow Move left one screen
Option + Page Down or Fn + Option + Down Arrow Move right one screen
Microsoft PowerPoint
Cmd + N Create a presentation
Cmd + O (letter O) Open a presentation
Cmd + W Close a presentation
Cmd + P Print a presentation
Cmd + S Save a presentation
Cmd + Shift + N or Ctrl + N Insert a slide
Cmd + Shift + Return Play from the first slide
Cmd + Return Play from the current slide
Esc or Cmd + . (period) or – (hyphen) End the slide show
Ctrl + H Hide the pointer
Cmd + 1 Normal view
Cmd + 2 Slider sorter view
Cmd + 3 Notes page view
Cmd + 4 Outline view
Cmd + Ctrl + F Full screen view
Option + Return Presenter view
B Turn the screen black while in presentation mode
W Turn the screen white while in presentation mode
Microsoft Word
Cmd + E Center a paragraph
Cmd + J Justify a paragraph
Cmd + L Left align a paragraph
Cmd + R Right align a paragraph
Cmd + Shift + > Increase font size
Cmd + Shift + Decrease font size
Cmd + Shift + A Apply all capital letters
Cmd + B Apply bold
Cmd + I (letter I) Apply italics
Cmd + U Apply underline
Cmd + Shift + D Apply double underline
Cmd + 1 Single-spacing
Cmd + 2 Double-spacing
Cmd + 5 1.5 line-spacing
Shift + Return Insert a line break
Shift + Enter Insert a page break
Cmd + Shift + Enter Insert a column break
Option + G Insert a copyright symbol
Option + 2 Insert a trademark symbol
Option + R Insert a registered trademark symbol
Option + ; (semicolon) Insert an ellipsis
Cmd + Shift + N Apply style – Normal
Cmd + Shift + L Apply style – List
Cmd + Option + 1 Apply style – Heading 1
Cmd + Option + 2 Apply style – Heading 2
Cmd + Option + 3 Apply style – Heading 3

Create or Delete a Custom Shortcut in Word

Microsoft Word allows for updates to the keyboard shortcuts, unlike the other Office 2016 applications. And, the process is simple as well as sensible if you use Word regularly.

Customize keyboard option from the menu in MS Word on Mac

Open a Word document and—on the Mac menu, not the menu within Word—select Tools > Customize Keyboard. Then choose a category and a command. If a current shortcut exists, it will display in the Current Keys area.

To delete it, just select it and click Remove. To add a new shortcut, enter your desired keys to the Press new keyboard shortcut section. You can decide to save your changes in your current document or the Word document template. Then hit OK.

Create keyboard shortcuts for Word on Mac

One Other Custom Keyboard Shortcut Option

Many choose to add keyboard shortcuts to their Mac and apply them to specific applications, which can be done only if there are no conflicts. You can do this by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts. You then click the plus sign, select your application, enter a menu command, and include the shortcut.

However again, this will only work if there is no conflict and personally, I have not been successful at using this method, yet.

Customize keyboard shortcuts for apps on Mac

Some Keyboard Shortcuts We Can’t Live Without

It would be amazing if we could all memorize hundreds of keyboard shortcuts. This is not possible for most, so we stick with those we use constantly. They become such a habit that it is almost automatic. But it’s also always great to learn new ones.

For additional shortcuts, check out these most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts.

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Read the full article: The Microsoft Office for Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet