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Working Mouse-Free With The MS Office Assistant

Working Mouse-Free With The MS Office Assistant

Here’s another little gem for the mouse-free enthusiasts.

This one applies to your handy, dandy Office Assistant. (You know – the annoying paperclip guy you only open when you absolutely have to.)

To be honest, this is one area where I never even thought of using key combinations to speed up my work – but it can be done.

Let’s start with some general-use keys:


Now here’s a list of specialized key combinations that may be faster than the continual tabbing through every option in the balloon.


Keys for the Tips button from the help balloon:

(And, of course, Esc will close the Tip window for you – never forget to combine all the info!)


Maybe we will have some kinder words for the little Assistant guy now that we have a faster way to control him…

…or maybe not.

~ April