Office: keyboard shortcut for switching between documents

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kevinherring, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. kevinherring macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    Hi everyone.
    In Office for Windows you can switch between open documents within a program with, IIRC, control+tab (in the same way as you can switch between applications with alt+tab). Is there a similar shortcut for the Mac version?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Use command-tab to go between programs and command-` to go between windows in an individual program.
  3. Pucas macrumors member


    Jul 25, 2007
    If you use Office and got 2 docs open press:
    (apple) + <

    This is very handy :)
  4. kevinherring thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    hmm, thanks for your replies guys.

    Using Word 2008:
    Apple+' does nothing
    apple+, brings up the preferences
    apple+shift+, decreases the font size

    In excel 2008 exactly the same thing happens.

    Any other suggestions?
  5. kevinherring thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    nope forget that, I was getting confused between ' and `

    apple + ` works fine.


  6. Glenny2lappies macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    <cmd>` (backtick) works for all Mac applications.

    Another way is to configure hot corners in Expose. I generally configure the bottom-left corner for showing all open windows in an application. See the Expose settings in the preferences.

    Also, by default, one of the F keys (F10, 11, 12?) is configured to do this.
  7. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    Yeah, sounds like you got ` confused with '

    It's command + ` which is the same key that has the tilde ~ on it.

    Works for all Mac applications.

    And Cmd + Tab is the same as Alt + Tab.
  8. kevinherring thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    cool, thanks guys.
    The expose tip was great too. Didnt realise there was an option just for application windows. I've run out of corners, but the F10 is just fine!

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