If you're like me, you spend a lot of time in Outlook's Calendar view, or needing to do something in Calendar view while working in another view. Fortunately, there are a number of keyboard shortcuts that can help (especially if you still feel a bit lost with the 2010 ribbon). There are others, but the following shortcuts are the ones I seem to use frequently:
- [Ctrl]+2: Go to Calendar view from any other view.
- [Alt]+1-9: View specific number of days, beginning with the selected day. For instance, if April 14 is selected and you press [Alt]+4, Calendar will display April 14 through 17. I use this one often.
- [Ctrl]+G: Go to a specific date. When you press [Ctrl]+G in Calendar view, Outlook displays a dialog box. Enter a date or choose a date from the dropdown, and click OK. Calendar view will maintain the current view.
- [Alt]+-: Switch to Weeks view. (That's the hyphen or minus character to the right of 0.)
- [Alt]+=: Switch to Month view. (That's the equal sign to the left of [Backspace]).
- [Ctrl]+[Shift]+A: Create a new appointment in any view.
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Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.