Thursday, January 14, 2010

Microsoft Office 2003: Ctrl+F1 closes the task pane

Just because I couldn’t find this information when I was searching for it now: In Microsoft Office 2003, the keyboard shortcut to close (hide) the task pane is Ctrl+F1.  (The task pane in Office 2003 is the panel on the right side of the window that is usually hidden, but opens to show certain information such as Help (upon a press of F1), “Getting Started”, the Office clipboard ring, and other items.) 

This shortcut applies to Word 2003, Excel 2003, and PowerPoint 2003 (possibly among others).

1 comment:

  1. In Microsoft Office 2007 this shortcut minimizes/maximizes the Ribbon Bar (you can achieve the same by right-clicking the Ribbon Bar and selecting "Minimize Ribbon Bar").

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