Have you ever forgotten where to find certain features/options/settings
within an MS Office application and found yourself searching through the
menus/tabs. I know I have.
It can be simple things like customizing tabs or table of contents, or
changing macro settings. If you do not do this all the time, you may forget.
Although you may know what you want to do, you may have forgotten where to
Now my questions is, have you ever tried a keystroke launcher? Like Launchy
(the open source keystroke launcher) or if you have Windows Vista, the start
menu search feature? I started using Launchy a while ago (I still have XP).
Now I cannot live without it. Those of you that have Vista probably say the
same thing about the start menu search feature. In case you haven't tried one
yet, you should!
With that said you probably figured out where I'm going with this. A
keystroke launcher within Office. It would greatly enhance productivity. Well
I guess I can only speak for myself, but this is my honest opinion. It would
work like this:
hot key - type some letters - hit Enter - BOOM, you're there
Simple yet very efficient. This could even be used for simple things like
hot key - "bold" - Enter - done
Eventually if bold is the option starting with b you use the most, this
hot key - "b" - Enter - done
Couldn't be more simple. Maybe eventually you could hide the ribbon, giving
you the entire screen to work with.
Stupid idea or great new feature?
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