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Microsoft Word Important Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Word Important Keyboard Shortcuts


Using keyboard shortcuts when working with Microsoft Word helps to work more efficiently.

A plus sign (+) in a shortcut means that you need to press mentioned keys at the same time.

Ctrl + key

Keyboard Shortcut Use
Ctrl + A Select ALL contents of the page
Ctrl + B BOLD the highlighted text
Ctrl + C COPY selected the text
Ctrl + D Font options
Ctrl + E Align selected text or line to the center
Ctrl + F Open the FIND box
Ctrl + G Find and replace options
Ctrl + H Find and replace options
Ctrl + I ITALICISE the highlighted text
Ctrl + J JUSTIFY paragraph alignment
Ctrl + K Insert link
Ctrl + L Align selected text or line to the LEFT
Ctrl + M Indent the paragraph
Ctrl + N Create NEW blank document
Ctrl + O Open OPTIONS
Ctrl + P Open the PRINT window
Ctrl + Q Align selected paragraph to the left
Ctrl + R Align selected text or line to the RIGHT
Ctrl + S SAVE the open document, works just like
Shift + F12
Ctrl + T Hanging indent
Ctrl + U UNDERLINE the highlighted text
Ctrl + V Paste from clipboard
Ctrl + W Close document
Ctrl + X Cut selected text
Ctrl + Y Redo the last action performed
Ctrl + Z Undo last action
Ctrl + ] Increase selected font by 1 point
Ctrl + [ Decrease selected font by 1 point
Ctrl + Move one word to the LEFT
Ctrl + Move one word to the RIGHT
Ctrl + Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph
Ctrl + Move to the end of the paragraph
Ctrl + Del DELETE word to the right of the cursor
Ctrl + Backspace Delete word to the left of the cursor
Ctrl + End — Move cursor to END of the document
Ctrl + Home Move cursor to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + Space Reset highlighted text to default font
Ctrl + 1 Single-space lines
Ctrl + 2 Double-space lines
Ctrl + 5 1.5-line spacing

Ctrl + Shift + key

Keyboard Shortcut Use
Ctrl + Shift + F Change FONT
Ctrl + Shift + > Increase selected font +1
Ctrl + Shift + * View or hide non printing characters

Ctrl + Alt + key

Keyboard Shortcut Use
Ctrl + Alt + 1 Change text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2 Change text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3 Change text to heading 3
Ctrl + Alt + S Split the document window

Shift + key

Keyboard Shortcut Use
Shift + F3 Change case of selected text.
Shift + Insert Paste
Shift + F12 Save

Alt + Shift + key

Keyboard Shortcut Use
Alt + Shift + D Insert the current date
Alt + Shift + T Insert the current time

Function key

Keyboard Shortcut Use
F1 Open help
F4 Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F7 Spell check selected text and/or document.
F12 Save as

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