What is a keyboard shortcut?

Keyboard shortcuts are a combination of CTRL and or ALT and various buttons on your keyboard. These shortcuts have been around since the days of MS Dos. An example of a keyboard shortcut is CTRL + C, which can be used to copy something which you have selected (highlighted).

Where can I find out more about them?

You can find a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts on the internet. Go to Microsoft’s website and search for Keyboard Shortcuts. There are a few articles there with various shortcuts you can use. Click on this link to go to Microsoft’s website.
List of common keyboard shortcuts

This is a list of some of the more popular keyboard shortcuts which can be used in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access:
Keyboard Shortcut Function:

CTRL + O

Open a file (document, spreadsheet, etc)
CTRL + P

Launches the print dialog box
CTRL + A

Highlight everything in a file
CTRL + S

Save a document
CTRL + F

Launches the find dialog box
CTRL + Z

Undo
CTRL + Y

Redo
CTRL + X

Cut
CTRL + C

Copy
CTRL + V

Paste
CTRL + B

Make a word bold
CTRL + I

Make a word italics

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