Thanks to Shortcat (http://shortcatapp.com/), I can access the Office ribbon interface in Mac OSX Office 2011 with a keyboard shortcut!
After installing Shortcat, use this key sequence to select the Home ribbon tab (which is alt,h):
- --Space (cmd-shift-space) to activate Shortcat
- '.' (period) to display all available Shortcat options
- -J (control-j or whatever letter is above the home ribbon tab) to select the home tab
While a casual observer may think that this is too much of a hassle, this keyboard sequence is extremely helpful when you're working with multiple large monitors and your mouse is far from where you need it to be.