The F5 Hotkey

The F5 key is a great shortcut key in many of the Office programs for everything from navigating, inserting named ranges into formula, and starting a slide show..

F5 hotkey in Excel

f51In Excel, pressing F5 will bring up the following dialog box listing past locations, name ranges, objects, worksheets, etc. Double click an item from the list to go to that location. F5 can also be used to access and insert name ranges in a formula. As you are typing in your formula, press F5 and then double click on your name range to be use.

F5 hotkey in Word 2010

f52Pressing F5 in Word 2010 will launch the Find and Replace dialog box and in particular the Go To tab. From here you can navigate to various places in your document such as pages, sections, bookmarks, headings, etc.

F5 hotkey in PowerPoint 2007

Pressing F5 from any place in PowerPoint will launch a slide show starting with the first slide.

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