MS Office Tips & Tricks → General MS Office / Windows

These are shortcuts you can use for various tasks in Office or Windows.

Ctrl + A Selects all items in the current window/document
Ctrl + C Copies the highlighted text/item
Ctrl + P Opens the Print dialog
Ctrl + V Pastes the contents of the Windows Clipboard
Ctrl + X Cut the highlighted text/item
Windows Key + E Opens a Windows Explorer window
Windows Key + L * Locks your PC
Windows Key + R Opens the RUN dialog
Windows Key + M Shows the Desktop

* Note – The shortcut for locking the PC may not work on earlier versions of Windows than Windows XP.