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(COM151) The Microsoft Office

Feedback & Suggestions

Welcome to the COM151 course guide! This guide is designed to complement the instruction and assignments in COM151: The Microsoft Office.


On this guide, you will find links to numerous Microsoft Office help resources, including resources for Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as other generalized computer resources. To find resources for a specific Microsoft Office product, please use the navigation tabs on the left.


Test your typing skills!

Check out the websites below to access typing tests and tutorials.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts consist of two (or more) key combinations on a keyboard that perform a software or operating system operation that would otherwise require the use of a mouse to accomplish. Keyboard shortcuts can be a helpful way to save you time. Try some of the following!

  • Ctrl + A: Select all the text, images, and content in the active window.
  • Ctrl + C: Copy highlighted text, image, or other content. (Copies content to the computer clipboard.)
  • Ctrl + V: Paste previously copied content.
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo the previous action.
  • Ctrl + B: Bold highlighted text, often in word processor such as Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl + I: Italicize highlighted text, often in word processor such as Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl + F: Find particular word in a document, on a web page, or more.
  • Ctrl + S: Save
  • Alt + tab: Switch between open programs
  • Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Open task manager

Note: These keyboard shortcuts are applicable to Windows machines. If you're working on a Mac computer, use the Command key instead of the Control (Ctrl) key in order to use these shortcuts.

For more Windows keyboard shortcuts, visit the Microsoft Support Page. For more Mac keyboard shortcuts, visit the Apple Support Page.