Common outlook shortcut keys
Shortcut keys can help you bypass menus and carry out commands directly. You can use shortcut keys in many ways with Outlook, from accessing commands and toolbar buttons to opening a new e-mail message. Shortcut keys are sometimes listed next to the command name on Outlook menus. The following is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Outlook.
Shortcut keys Action
Ctrl+1 Press keys go to Mail
Ctrl+2 Press keys go to Calendar
Ctrl+3 Press keys go to Contacts
Ctrl+4 Press keys go to Tasks
Ctrl+5 Press keys go to Notes
Ctrl+6 Press keys go to Folder List
Ctrl+7 Press keys go to Shortcuts
Ctrl+8 Press keys go to Journal
Ctrl+A Apply to select all
Ctrl+B Apply/Remove bold formatting
Ctrl+C Apply to copy the selected word
Ctrl+D Apply to delete any active item
Ctrl+E Move cursor to Look for box
Ctrl+F Display the Find what /Forward selected email
Ctrl+G Apply to run Go to dialog box under calendar view
Ctrl+I Apply/Remove Italic formatting
Ctrl+J Apply to open selected items
Ctrl+M Press keys to create new message
Ctrl+N Press keys to send new email message
Ctrl+O Press Keys to open new file
Ctrl+P Press Keys to display Print dialog box
Ctrl+Q Apply to set email as read
Ctrl+R Press Keys to replay selected message
Ctrl+S Save the active file
Ctrl+U Press Keys to apply/remove underline
Ctrl+V Press Keys to paste the clipboard values
Ctrl+X Press Keys to cut the selected word
Ctrl+Y Press Keys to run Go to Folder
Ctrl+Z Apply to undo the previous command
Ctrl+Shift+A Create a new appointment to your calendar.
Ctrl+Shift+O Open the Outbox.
Ctrl+Shift+I Open the Inbox.
Ctrl+Shift+K Add a new task.
Ctrl+Shift+C Create a new contact.
Ctrl+Shift+J Create a new journal entry.
Ctrl+Shift+V Move folder.
F1 Use to open help of any windows panel
F3 Move cursor to Look for box
F4 Use to display Find dialog box
F6 Apply to select item in active window
F7 Use to check spelling in active window
F9 Use to receive and send email
F10 Use to select the main File menu bar
F11 Apply to activate Find a Contact dialog box
F12 Use to run Save As dialog box.