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Visio® 2007 Bible by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 41. Keyboard Shortcuts

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Using keyboard shortcuts

  • File shortcuts

  • Action shortcuts

  • Editing and formatting shortcuts

  • Window and viewing shortcuts

  • Zoom shortcuts

  • Tool shortcuts

  • Shape shortcuts

  • Dialog box shortcuts

  • Edit box shortcuts

  • Menu and toolbar shortcuts

  • Help shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts increase your productivity and reduce fatigue. With keyboard shortcuts burned into your brain cells, your hands remain rooted to the keyboard, saving the time it takes to switch between keyboard and mouse or to move the pointer to choose a command. The time savings really add up if you use keyboard shortcuts for frequently used tasks, such as zooming in and out or saving files. Switching between keyboard shortcuts and using the mouse gives your fingers and muscles a break during long work sessions.

Finding the spare brain cells in which to store the inscrutable key combinations is another story. Fortunately, Microsoft programs share many keyboard shortcuts; for instance, those for using the Help window or moving around in windows and dialog boxes. This chapter explains how to use keyboard shortcuts and identifies some of the more useful keyboard shortcuts built into Visio.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Many commands and tasks have their own keyboard shortcuts, whether it's a function key, such as F1 to open the Help window, or some combination of Ctrl, Shift, and letters of the alphabet, such as Ctrl+S to save. When a command has an associated keyboard shortcut, any menu entry for that command ...

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