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|Today’s tip: Learn shortcuts|
Needing a little more time on your side? Here’s a great trick for squeezing some routinely wasted time out of your day:
Learn your keyboard shortcuts for frequently used activities. It will save you tons of time in the long haul.
Here are a few examples of keyboard shortcuts that will save you time:
– Alt Tab: toggle between windows
– Ctrl W: close window
– Alt S: save file
– Ctrl P: print
– Ctrl Shift I: go to inbox (Outlook)
– Ctrl R: reply to message (Outlook)
– Ctrl 2: view calendar (Outlook)
It’s up to you to discover which shortcuts might serve you best. Here are two lists of commonly used Office shortcuts:
Write these down in your planner or print out a list that you can study during your downtime.
Each time you move your hand from keyboard to mouse you’re not only wasting valuable seconds, but more importantly you’re interrupting your flow. This quickly adds-up to lost productivity.
Upgrade your skill set by making keyboard shortcuts a valuable part of your daily workflow.
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|Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at [email protected]|