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Basic Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Picture Manager

written by: Shane Burley•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 11/30/2008

Here is a list of the more practical modifier keys used for Picture Manager.

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    Microsoft Office

    Picture Manager is part of the Office Suite and therefore operates on similar Windows principles; mainly that it shares many of the same keyboards shortcuts with programs like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. This includes Control and S for Save, Control and C for Copy, Control and A for Select All, Control and P for print, and so on. For standard functions the keyboard shortcuts are primarily the same amongst Office applications.

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    The Picture Manager is essentially a viewing tool for pictures. To turn them into all thumbnails, which are usually the default, you can just hit Control and T. To change it into a "Filmstrip" view, with all of the possible pictures at the bottom of the window in a long row, you can press Control and B. To get just one picture isolated and alone you can just go with Control and G. To either remove or bring back the "Task Pane" that allows you to perform a list of functions in the software you can just press Control and F1. The standard refresh is F5 by itself.

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    The program's Auto Correct function is done easily by pressing Control and Q, which will affect things like color and brightness. When moving amongst the pictures you can go to the right with Shift and the right hand arrow button, and left by hitting Shift and the left hand arrow button. Zooming is easy, with the "+" being used to zoom in and the "-" being used to zoom out. The "=" button just zooms to fit the frame perfectly.

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    Shortcuts and Email

    To quickly bring up the shortcut menu you can hit Control and F10, and use Control and the space bar to get to the Toolbar Options. Since sending pictures and using them in communication is common you may want to email them. To send the picture that you are viewing at during any given moment you can press Alt and S. To open up your standard email address book you go with Control, Shift, and B.

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    These are some of the more basic shortcuts, but if you still are having trouble with the program you can just press F1 to bring up the help menu. The best way to integrate them is to just keep this short list next to you while you are working so you can begin to rely on them.