Keyboard shortcuts

This topic describes keyboard shortcuts for common tasks on a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 site. These keyboard shortcuts refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other keyboard layouts may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

For keyboard shortcuts in which you press two or more keys simultaneously, the keys are separated by a plus sign (+). For keyboard shortcuts in which you press one key immediately followed by another key, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

Keyboard shortcuts are designed to work with supported Web browsers. The behavior of keyboard shortcuts differs depending on the browser that you use. For example, in Windows Internet Explorer, the shortcut key combination that is assigned to a hyperlink places the active focus on that hyperlink. You must then press ENTER to follow the hyperlink. In Firefox, pressing the key combination follows the link automatically.

In browsers that do not support shortcut key combinations, you may still be able to use the TAB key to move between commands.

To print this topic, press the TAB key to select Show All, press ENTER, and then press CTRL+P.

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Navigating the ribbon

ShowChange the focus without using the mouse

You can use the keyboard to work with the ribbon by moving the focus among the tabs and commands until you find the feature that you want to use. The following table lists some ways to move the keyboard focus without using the mouse.

 Note   If your organization upgraded from a previous version of SharePoint, the server administrator had the option to postpone the application of the user interface (UI) changes, which include the ribbon. This may have been done as a short-term strategy to help ensure that highly customized pages still function with the new SharePoint 2010 UI.

To do this Press
Move left or right to another tab of the Ribbon, respectively. TAB to get to the desired tab, and then LEFT ARROW, RIGHT ARROW
Display the shortcut menu for the selected command. ENTER
Move the focus to each command on the Ribbon, forward or backward respectively. TAB, SHIFT+TAB
Move down, up, left, or right among the items on the Ribbon, respectively. DOWN ARROW, UP ARROW, LEFT ARROW, RIGHT ARROW
Activate the selected command or control on the Ribbon. SPACE BAR or ENTER
Open the selected menu or gallery on the Ribbon. SPACE BAR or ENTER
Activate a command or control on the Ribbon so you can modify a value. ENTER
Finish modifying a value in a control on the Ribbon, and move the focus back to the document. ENTER

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To do this Press

Turn More Accessible Mode on or off.

More Accessible Mode changes the way content is rendered on a site, optimizing it for assistive technologies such as screen readers.

TAB (Press repeatedly, immediately after opening the page in a browser.)
Activate or place focus on the Skip to main content link. ALT+X
Activate or place focus on the Skip Ribbon Commands link. ALT+Y
Activate or place focus on the View All Site Content link. ALT+3
Activate or place focus on the Site Actions menu. ALT+/

Activate or place focus on the Search box.

Placing focus on the Search box requires the ribbon to have the active focus (press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until the focus is placed on the Browse tab).

ALT+S
Activate or place focus on the Help link. ALT+6
Activate or place focus on the Home link. ALT+1

Activate or place focus on the Your Name menu.

Press ALT+W multiple times to toggle between the Your Name menu and any Web Parts on the page.

ALT+W
Expand menus such as the drop-down menu for a list item. SHIFT+ENTER
Expand drop down lists such as the Search Scope menu next to the Search box at the top of some pages. ALT+DOWN ARROW
Move the selection from Web Part to Web Part on pages that use multiple Web Parts ALT+W

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Common tasks

ShowEdit Rich text

Rich text editing is available in several locations, such as the ribbon for a publishing page or the Content Editor Web Part.

To do this Press

Change the text color.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Format Text tab under Editing Tools).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the Font Color menu is selected.)

Change the text size.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Format Text tab under Editing Tools).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the Font Size menu is selected.)

Change the text font.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Format Text tab under Editing Tools).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the Font menu is selected.)
Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected text. CTRL+B
Apply or remove italic formatting from the selected text. CTRL+I
Apply or remove the underline from the selected text. CTRL+U

Change the highlight color of text.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Format Text tab under Editing Tools).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the Highlight Color button is selected.)
Left align the selected paragraph. CTRL+L
Center the selection. CTRL+E
Right align the selected paragraph. CTRL+R
Convert the selection to a left-to-right orientation. CTRL+SHIFT+ >
Convert the selection to a right-to-left orientation. CTRL+SHIFT+ <

Create a numbered list.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Format Text tab under Editing Tools).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the Numbered List button is selected.)

Apply or remove bulleted list formatting from the selected paragraph.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Format Text tab under Editing Tools).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the Bulleted List button is selected.)
Remove a paragraph indent from the left. CTRL+SHIFT+M
Indent a paragraph from the left. CTRL+ M
Delete the selection without placing it on the Clipboard. DELETE
Switch between inserting and overwriting text. INSERT
Delete the selection, or if there is no selection, the character preceding the cursor. BACKSPACE
Delete all of the word preceding the cursor, but not the preceding space. CTRL+BACKSPACE
Insert a new line (but not inside the HTML Paragraph element <P>). SHIFT+ENTER

ShowFor pages or dialog boxes that have Open or Cancel buttons

To apply or cancel edits in pages or dialog boxes that have Open, Save, Create or Cancel buttons, use the following keyboard shortcuts. Such dialog boxes and pages include such New Alert, Upload Document, or New Library.

To do this Press
Cancel button (cancels changes and returns to the list, library, discussion board, or survey) ALT+C
Depending on the context, the OK, Save or Create button (saves changes and closes the page or dialog box.) ALT+O

ShowList or library page

To do this Press
Create a new document.

Press TAB repeatedly until the item that you want is selected.

In a library, the ribbon button name may be New document. In a list, the ribbon button name may be New item, or a name specific to the type of list, such as Add new link.

Upload a document.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

Press TAB repeatedly until the link that you want is selected.

In a library, the command may be Add new document or Add new item. In a list, the command may be Add new item or specific to the type of list, such as Add new link.

Edit a page in datasheet view.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Datasheet View is selected on the List or Library tab.)

Open an item with Windows Explorer.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Open with Explorer is selected on the List or Library tab.)

Export a list to Microsoft Excel 2010.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Export to Excel is selected on the List or Library tab.)

View the RSS feed for the library.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until RSS Feed is selected on the List or Library tab.)

Create an alert for the library.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Alert Me is selected on the List or Library tab.)

Create a column.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Create Column is selected on the List or Library tab.)

Create a view.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Create View is selected on the List or Library tab.)

Change the library settings.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Library Settings is selected on the List or Library tab.)

Create a folder.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until New Folder is selected on the List or Documents tab.)

Expand the menu of options for a document in a library.

This requires the main content area to have the active focus (Press ALT+X).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the downward pointing arrow on the menu is selected, then press ENTER.)

Filter a column in a list.

This requires the main content area to have the active focus (Press ALT+X) to place focus in the main content area, and then press TAB repeatedly)

TAB (Press repeatedly until the downward pointing arrow on the menu is selected, then press ENTER.)

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To do this Press

Upload slides.

This requires the main content area to have the active focus (Press ALT+X).

TAB (Press repeatedly until Upload menu selected, then press DOWN ARROW to select Publish Slides.)

Delete slides.

This command is on the Actions menu.

TAB (Press repeatedly until Actions menu selected, then press DOWN ARROW to select Delete.)
Copy slide to a presentation. ALT+N

ShowPicture library page

To do this Press

Activate or place focus on the Edit command.

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the Delete command.

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the Download command.

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the Send To command.

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the View Slide Show command.

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the Open with Windows Explorer command.

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

ShowSurvey page

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the Actions menu. ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)
Activate or place focus on the Respond to this Survey button. ALT+N

Activate or place focus on the Export Results to spreadsheet command.

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)
Activate or place focus on the Show a graphical summary of responses link. ALT+R
In a form for editing a survey response, select the Save and Close button. ALT+S
Activate or place focus on the Show all responses link. ALT+U
Activate or place focus on the Settings menu. ALT+I
Activate or place focus on the Next Page button. ALT+N

ShowPermissions page

To do this Press

Grant users permissions.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select the Grant Permissions button on the Edit tab.)

Create a group.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select Create Group on the Edit tab.)

Remove user permissions.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select Remove User Permissions on the Edit tab.)

Edit user permissions.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select Edit User Permissions on the Edit tab.)

Check Permissions.

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select Check Permissions on the Edit tab.)

ShowAll Site Content page

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the Create link. ALT+N

ShowDiscussion board

To do this Press

Activate or place focus on the Add new discussion link.

This requires the main content area to have the active focus (Press ALT+X).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you reach the Add new discussion link.)

ShowCalendar view

To do this Press

Activate or place focus on the Day view link

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select Day on the Calendar tab.)

Activate or place focus on the Week view link

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select Week on the Calendar tab.)

Activate or place focus on the Month view link

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the ribbon tab that you want).

TAB (Press repeatedly until you select Month on the Calendar tab.)
In a date picker control, move to the previous month ALT+<
In a date picker control, move to the next month ALT+>

ShowWeb Part Page

To do this Press
Move to the next Web Part. ALT+W

Open the Web Part menu.

(This requires that the Web Part have the active focus. Press ALT+X to skip to the main content, then press ALT+W repeatedly until you select the title for the Web Part that you want. Press TAB to select the menu.)

ENTER

Edit a Web Part.

(This requires that the Web Part menu have the active focus. Press ALT+W repeatedly until you select the title for the Web Part that you want, press TAB, and then press ENTER.)

TAB (Press repeatedly until Edit Web Part is selected)
Save property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and then close the tool pane. ALT+O
Save property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and keep the tool pane open. ALT+Y
Cancel property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and then close the tool pane. ALT+C
Add the selected Web Part in the Add Web Parts pane to a Web Part Page. TAB (Press repeatedly until Add is selected)
Move to the previous item in a drop down list, menu, or submenu. UP ARROW
Move to the next item in a drop down list, menu, or submenu. DOWN ARROW

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To do this Press

Merge forms

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Library tab on the ribbon.

Press TAB repeatedly until the Current View menu is selected, and then press DOWN ARROW several times to select Merge Documents.

Edit a form in Microsoft InfoPath 2010

This requires the main content area to have the active focus (Press ALT+X).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the downward pointing arrow on the menu for the form is selected. Press ENTER, and then press DOWN ARROW to select Edit in Microsoft InfoPath.)

Edit a form in the browser

This requires the main content area to have the active focus (Press ALT+X).

TAB (Press repeatedly until the downward pointing arrow on the menu for the form is selected. Press ENTER, and then press DOWN ARROW to select Edit in Browser.)

Create a new form in a library

This requires the ribbon to have the active focus (Press ALT+/ to place focus on the Site Actions menu, and then press TAB repeatedly until you reach the Documents tab on the ribbon.

Press TAB repeatedly until New Document is selected.

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Getting Help

ShowUsing the Help window

The Help window provides access to all Help content for a SharePoint site. The Help window displays topics and other Help content.

In the Help window

To do this Press
Open the Help window. ALT+6
Close the Help window. ALT+F4
Switch between the Help window and the active program. ALT+TAB
Perform the default action for the selected item. ENTER
In the Help and how-to window, select the next or previous item, respectively. TAB or SHIFT+TAB
In the Help topic, expand or collapse the selected item, respectively. ENTER
Select the next hidden text or hyperlink, including Show All or Hide All at the top of a topic. TAB
Select the previous hidden text or hyperlink. SHIFT+TAB
Perform the action for the selected Show All, Hide All, hidden text, or hyperlink. ENTER
Move back to the previous Help topic (Back button). ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE
Move forward to the next Help topic (Forward button). ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Scroll small amounts up or down, respectively, within the currently displayed Help topic. UP ARROW, DOWN ARROW
Scroll larger amounts up or down, respectively, within the currently displayed Help topic. PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN
Stop the last action (Stop button). ESC
Refresh the window (Refresh button). F5

Print the current Help topic.

 Note   If the current Help topic is not the active window, press ALT+F6, and then press CTRL+P.

CTRL+P
Type text in the search box. TAB (Press repeatedly)
Select the previous hyperlink. SHIFT+TAB
Print the current Help topic. CTRL+P

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Navigating SharePoint 2010 sites that do not have UI upgrades applied

If your organization upgraded from a previous version of SharePoint, the server administrator had the option to postpone the application of the user interface (UI) changes, which include the ribbon. This may have been done as a short-term strategy to help ensure that highly customized pages still function with the new SharePoint 2010 UI.

If this is the case, you can use the keyboard shortcuts for the previous version, which are included below.

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Rich text editing
Add or edit item, document, discussion comment, or survey response
List or library page
Picture library page
Survey page
Permissions page
All Site Content page
Discussion board
Calendar view
Contacts list
Web Part Page
Rich Text Editor of the Content Editor Web Part
Managing Microsoft InfoPath 2010 forms in a library

All pages

To do this Press

Turn More Accessible Mode on or off.

More Accessible Mode changes the way content is rendered on a Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Office Forms Server 2007 site, optimizing it for assistive technologies such as screen readers.

TAB (Press repeatedly, immediately after opening the page in a browser.)
Activate or place focus on the Skip to main content link. ALT+J
Activate or place focus on the View All Site Content link. ALT+3
Activate or place focus on the Site Actions menu. ALT+/
Activate or place focus on the Search link. ALT+S
Activate or place focus on the Help link. ALT+6
Activate or place focus on the Home link. ALT+1
Activate or place focus on the Welcome menu. ALT+L
Activate or place focus on the View menu. ALT+V
Expand menus such as the Site Actions menu. SHIFT+ENTER
Expand drop down lists such as the Search Scope menu next to the Search box at the top of most pages. ALT+DOWN ARROW
Move the selection from Web Part to Web Part on pages, such as on the home page, that use multiple Web Parts. ALT+W

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Rich text editing

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the Right-to-Left text direction button. CTRL+SHIFT+<
Activate or place focus on the Left-to-Right text direction button. CTRL+SHIFT+>
Activate or place focus on the Bold button. CTRL+B
Activate or place focus on the Copy button. CTRL+C
Activate or place focus on the Text color button. CTRL+SHIFT+C
Activate or place focus on the Center button. CTRL+E
Activate or place focus on the Numbered List button. CTRL+SHIFT+E
Activate or place focus on the Font menu. CTRL+SHIFT+F
Activate or place focus on the Italics button. CTRL+I
Activate or place focus on the Align Left button. CTRL+L
Activate or place focus on the Bulleted List button. CTRL+SHIFT+L
Activate or place focus on the Increase Indent button. CTRL+M
Activate or place focus on the Decrease Indent button. CTRL+SHIFT+M
Activate or place focus on the Font Size menu. CTRL+SHIFT+P
Activate or place focus on the Align Right button. CTRL+R
Activate or place focus on the Underline button. CTRL+U
Activate or place focus on the Paste button. CTRL+V
Activate or place focus on the Background Color menu. CTRL+SHIFT+W
Activate or place focus on the Cut button. CTRL+X

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Add or edit item, document, discussion comment, or survey response

To do this Press
Cancel button (cancels changes and returns to the list, library, discussion board, or survey) ALT+C
OK button (saves changes and closes the page) ALT+O

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List or library page

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the New menu on a list or library toolbar. ALT+N (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the Upload menu on a list or library toolbar.

Depending on the type of library, the Upload menu contains Upload Document and Upload Multiple Document commands.

ALT+U (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the Actions menu on a list or library toolbar.

Depending on the type of list or library, the Actions menu contains Edit in Datasheet, Open with Windows Explorer, Export to Spreadsheet, View RSS Feed, and Alert Me commands.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Activate or place focus on the Settings menu on a list or library toolbar.

Depending on the type of list or library, the Settings menu contains Create Column, Create View, and Library Type Library Settings commands.

ALT+I (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Create New Document

This command is on the New menu.

ALT+N (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Create New Folder

This command is on the New menu.

ALT+N (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Upload Document

This command is on the Upload menu.

ALT+U (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

In a standard view, Edit in Datasheet

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)
Expand the menu of options for a document in a library. SHIFT+ENTER
Filter a column in a list. This requires that the column header have the active focus (press ALT+J to skip to the main content area, and then press TAB repeatedly until the header is selected). SHIFT+ENTER

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Picture library page

To do this Press

Edit

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Delete

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Download

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Send To

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

View Slide Show

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Open with Windows Explorer

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

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Survey page

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the Actions menu. ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)
Activate or place focus on the Respond to this Survey button. ALT+N

Export Results to spreadsheet

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)
Show a graphical summary of responses link. ALT+R
In a form for editing a survey response, select the Save and Close button. ALT+S
Activate or place focus on the Show all responses link. ALT+U
Activate or place focus on the Settings menu. ALT+I
Activate or place focus on the Next Page button. ALT+N

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Permissions page

To do this Press

Remove User Permissions

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Edit User Permissions

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

Inherit Permissions

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

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All Site Content page

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the Create button. ALT+N

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Discussion board

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the New Discussion button. ALT+N

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Calendar view

To do this Press
Activate or place focus on the Day view link. ALT+PERIOD
Activate or place focus on the Week view link. ALT+MINUS SIGN
Activate or place focus on the Month view link. ALT+EQUAL SIGN
Move to the previous day, week, or month in a view. ALT+[
Move to the next day, week, or month in a view. ALT+]
In a date picker control, move to the previous month. ALT+<
In a date picker control, move to the next month. ALT+>

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Contacts list

To do this Press

Connect to Outlook

This command is on the Actions menu.

ALT+C (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER. To select a command, press DOWN ARROW.)

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Web Part Page

To do this Press
Move to the next Web Part or tool pane section. ALT+W
Open the Web Part menu. (This requires that the Web Part have the active focus. Press ALT+W repeatedly until you select the title for the Web Part that you want, and then press the TAB key.) ALT+ENTER
Modify a Web Part. (This requires that the Web Part menu have the active focus. Press ALT+W repeatedly until you select the title for the Web Part that you want, press the TAB key, and then press ALT+ENTER.) DOWN ARROW (press repeatedly)
Save property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and then close the tool pane. ALT+O
Save property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and keep the tool pane open. ALT+Y
Cancel property changes in the Web Part tool pane, and then close the tool pane. ALT+C
Add the selected Web Part in the Add Web Parts window to a Web Part Page. ALT+O
Move to the previous item in a drop down list, menu, or submenu. UP ARROW
Move to the next item in a drop down list, menu, or submenu. DOWN ARROW
Close a submenu and return to the previous menu or submenu. LEFT ARROW
Open the next submenu. RIGHT ARROW

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Rich Text Editor of the Content Editor Web Part

The following keyboard shortcuts apply to the Content Editor Web Part.

The Standard toolbar

To do this Press
Cut the selection to the Clipboard. CTRL+X
Copy the selection to the Clipboard. CTRL+C
Paste the contents of the Clipboard to the current location. CTRL+V
SHIFT+INSERT
Undo the most recent command. CTRL+Z
Redo the most recently undone command. CTRL+Y
Find text. CTRL+F
Switch between hiding and showing gridlines. CTRL+SHIFT+G
Create a hyperlink for a selection or edit an existing hyperlink. CTRL+L
Insert an image. ALT+CTRL+I
Insert a table. ALT+SHIFT+T
Insert a row in a table. ALT+CTRL+R
Insert a column in a table. ALT+CTRL+C
Insert a cell in a table. ALT+CTRL+L
Merge cells in a table. ALT+CTRL+M
Split cells in a table. ALT+CTRL+S
Get help. F1

The Formatting toolbar

To do this Press
Change the text style. CTRL+SHIFT+S
Change the text font. CTRL+SHIFT+F
Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected text. CTRL+B
Apply or remove italic formatting from the selected text. CTRL+I
Apply or remove the underline from the selected text. CTRL+U
Change the background color of text. CTRL+SHIFT+B
Left align the selected paragraph. ALT+SHIFT+[
Center the selection. ALT+SHIFT+|
Right align the selected paragraph. ALT+SHIFT+]
Convert the selection to a left-to-right orientation. CTRL+SHIFT+ >
Convert the selection to a right-to-left orientation. CTRL+SHIFT+ <
Create a numbered list. ALT+CTRL+N
Apply or remove bulleted list formatting from the selected paragraph. ALT+CTRL+B
Remove a paragraph indent from the left. CTRL+SHIFT+T
Indent a paragraph from the left. CTRL+T

Editing content

To do this Press
Delete the selection without placing it on the Clipboard. DELETE
Switch between inserting and overwriting text. INSERT
Delete the selection, or if there is no selection, the character preceding the cursor. BACKSPACE
Delete all of the word preceding the cursor, but not the preceding space. CTRL+BACKSPACE
Insert a new line (but not inside an HTML Paragraph element: <P>). SHIFT+ENTER

Navigating content

To do this Press
Move the cursor one character to the right. RIGHT ARROW
Move the cursor one character to the left. LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor up one line. UP ARROW
Move the cursor down one line. DOWN ARROW
Move the cursor forward one word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the cursor back one word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor to the start of the line. HOME
Move the cursor to the end of the line. END
Move the cursor up one paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW
Move the cursor down one paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the cursor up one page. PAGE UP
Move the cursor down one page. PAGE DOWN
Move the cursor to the beginning of the content. CTRL+HOME
Move the cursor to the end of the content. CTRL+END

Extending the selection of content

To do this Press
Extend the selection one character to the right. SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
Extend the selection one character to the left. SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Extend the selection one word to the right. CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
Extend the selection one word to the left. CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Extend the selection up one line. SHIFT+UP ARROW
Extend the selection down one line. SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
Extend the selection to the end of the line. SHIFT+END
Extend the selection to the start of the line. SHIFT+HOME
Extend the selection up one page. SHIFT+PAGE UP
Extend the selection down one page. SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
Extend the selection to the beginning of the content. CTRL+SHIFT+HOME
Extend the selection to the end of the content. CTRL+SHIFT+END
Select the entire content. CTRL+A

Navigating tables, images, or objects (HTML block elements)

To do this Press
Move to the next table, image, or object (HTML block element) in the content. TAB
Move to the previous table, image, or object (HTML block element) in the content. SHIFT+TAB
Move from the content to the next block element on the Web page. CTRL+TAB
Move to the Save button. SHIFT+CTRL+TAB
Switch between absolute and relative positioning for the table, image, or object (HTML block element). CTRL+K

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Managing Microsoft InfoPath 2010 forms in a library

To do this Press
Merge Documents. This command is on the View menu. ALT+W (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER.)

Edit in Microsoft Office InfoPath.

This requires the menu of options for a form to have the active focus (press ALT+J to skip to the main content area, and then press TAB repeatedly until the menu of options is displayed).

SHIFT+ENTER

Edit in Browser

This requires the menu of options for a form to have the active focus (press ALT+J to skip to the main content area, and then press TAB repeatedly until the menu of options is displayed).

SHIFT+F10, DOWN ARROW (press four times)
Create a new form in a library (New Document). This command is on the New menu. ALT+N (To activate the menu, press SHIFT+ENTER.)

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Applies to:
SharePoint Server 2010