Monday, 7 November 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts For Writing & Sending Emails


In this video I demonstrate keyboard shortcuts that you can use in to help you write and send emails.

The video comes complete with a full set of subtitles but if you want to read from a full transcript, you can find one below.

Start of Video Transcript

Hello everyone. It is James from the Visual Impairment Team in Devon.

In this video I am going to demonstrate keyboard shortcuts in or Outlook Web Access.

I will start with some technical information. In this video I will be using Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10 laptop.

The first step is to make sure that you have turned the keyboard shortcut settings on.

To do this you need to be signed into your email account and then in the top right hand corner select the gear icon in order to open the settings menu.

A drop down menu appears. Select options at the bottom of this menu.

Now, on the left hand side of the screen at the top, select general.

And then select keyboard shortcuts.

Now there are various options on the screen but for the purposes of this video, just select

Go to the top of the page and select “save”.

Now select the back arrow for options at the top of your screen.

Now we are ready to go.

The list of shortcuts is vast and so in this video I will concentrate on some of the keyboard shortcuts that relate to writing and sending emails.

I will demonstrate 8 of them.

To create an email, just press the “n” key or if this doesn’t work press the Control and N key.

To send an email press Ctrl + Enter.

Now in terms of working within your inbox, to select your most recent email press your home key.

To select your oldest email (in your inbox) press the end key.

To move between these emails use your up and down arrows.

To open a selected email press the o key or the enter key.

To reply to a selected email press the r key.

To forward an email press the shift key and the f key.

To close an email press the Esc key.

And that is it! 8 keyboard that you may need when you are writing and sending your emails in

In my next video I will focus on the keyboard shortcuts that enable you to edit your emails.

If this video has helped you, please share it with your friends, colleagues  and family.

I have created lots of other videos relating to touch typing and there is a link to my playlist below.

If you have any comments or questions or anything to add to the discussion, please leave them below.

Thanks for watching.

End of Video Transcript

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