Office 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

I’ve been using Office 2007 for the past six months but its just today that I ran into the awesome keyboard shortcut.

Man, the Office guys have really pulled a rabbit out of the hat with this one and I can shoot myself for not figuring this out earlier.

What it boils down to is that every icon in the ribbon/toolbar has a keyboard shortcut and you can get it to with a few keystrokes WITHOUT HAVING TO REMEMBER ANYTHING! Whoooooooooooooo.

Just press Alt and start typing in the characters that start showing up on the toolbars to get to your icon.

For example to do a ‘Paste Special’ (which I keep doing a lot) you just need to type in ALT, H, V, S. Perfect!

Jensen Harris has more at the Office UI Blog.

Office 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

2007 Sri Lankan Holidays for Outlook

There are few housekeeping stuff that you need to do at the start of the year and adding the Sri Lankan holidays to your Outlook calendar is one.


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[Sri Lanka] 26
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/1/3
Tamil Thai Pongal Day (BPM),2007/1/15
Navam Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/2/1
National Day (BPM),2007/2/4
Mahasivarathri Day (BP),2007/2/16
Medin Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/3/3
Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet’s Birthday) (BPM),2007/4/1
Bak Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/4/2
Good Friday (BP),2007/4/6
Day Prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day (BPM),2007/4/13
Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day (BPM),2007/4/14
May Day (BPM),2007/5/1
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/5/1
Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/5/2
Adhi Poson Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/5/31
Poson Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/6/30
Esala Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/7/29
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/8/28
Binara Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/9/26
Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day) (BP),2007/10/13
Vap Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/10/25
Deepavali Festival Day (BP),2007/11/8
Il Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/11/24
Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day) (BP),2007/12/21
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day (BPM),2007/12/23
Christmas Day (BPM),2007/12/25


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Follow the steps that I’ve outlined in my last years post ‘Add Sri Lankan holidays to your Outlook calendar’. The same steps work on Outlook 2007 as well.


I’ve updated this year’s list to include whether each holiday is a B. P. or M.


Note that if you have last year’s list under Sri Lanka you will need to replace it with this year’s ones. I can’t quite imagine why this thing is not easier.


[UPDATE: The box parenthises were causing problems. I’ve changed them now. Thanks Sandarenu.]

2007 Sri Lankan Holidays for Outlook

Counting my blessings

Happy New Year everybody!

Looking back, 2006 for me has been a very special year and one that I’m thanking God for blessing me so wonderfully.

I got married to the love of my life, nearly ten years after we fell madly in love with each other. I switched jobs to go back to my old company where I absolutely love coming to work in the mornings and I finally bought my very own house.

To top off everything, the Lord blessed us with our wonderful son Joshua!

Counting my blessings