Keyboard Shortcuts on Ribbons in Outlook 2010 (and 2007)

By: standss , Jun 1st, 2010

Outlook 2010 has introduced the Ribbon throughout the interface. Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can use your keyboard to select any command from the Office ribbon.

  1. Press and release the ALT key. Key tips will be displayed over the Ribbon as shown below.
  2. Press the letter shown for the feature you want to use.
  3. Additional key tips may be shown based on your choice e.g. If you pressed H from the screen above:

  4. Press the letters until the action that you desire is achieved eg, to do a reply all I have to press RA in the screen above (R and A do not need to be pressed together… you can press and release R before pressing A)

(You can also cancel the keyboard selection process at any time by press ESC on your keyboard)

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