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MS Word Shortcut Keys

MS Word Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys For Microsoft Word

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+0To Toggles 6pts of spacing above the paragraph.
Ctrl+ATo Select all contents of the page.
Ctrl+BTo Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl+CTo Copy selected text.
Ctrl+DTo Open the font preferences window.
Ctrl+ETo Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl+FTo Open find box.
Ctrl+ITo Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl+JTo Aligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
Ctrl+KTo Insert a hyperlink.
Ctrl+LTo Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl+MTo Indent the paragraph.
Ctrl+NTo Opens new, blank document window.
Ctrl+OTo Opens the dialog box or page for selecting a file to open.
Ctrl+PTo Open the print window.
Ctrl+RTo Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl+STo Save the open document. Like Shift+F12.
Alt+F, ATo Save the document under a different file name.
Alt+XTo Show the Unicode code of a highlighted character.
Ctrl+TTo Create a hanging indent.
Ctrl+UTo Underline the selected text.
Ctrl+VTo Paste.
Ctrl+WTo Close the currently open document.
Ctrl+XTo Cut selected text.
Ctrl+YTo Redo the last action performed.
Ctrl+ZTo Undo last action.
Ctrl+Shift+LTo Quickly create a bullet point.
Ctrl+Shift+FTo Change the font.
Ctrl+Shift+>To Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.
Ctrl+]To Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl+Shift+<To Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl+[To Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl+/+CTo Insert a cent sign (¢).
Ctrl+’+To Insert a character with an accent (acute) mark, where is the character you want. For example, if you wanted an accented é you would use Ctrl+’+e as your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark, use the opposite accent mark, often found on the tilde key.
Ctrl+Shift+*To View or hide non printing characters.
Ctrl+Left arrowTo Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl+Right arrowTo Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl+Up arrowTo Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl+Down arrowTo Moves to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl+DelTo Deletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl+BackspaceTo Deletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl+EndTo Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl+HomeTo Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl+SpacebarTo Reset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl+1To Single-space lines.
Ctrl+2To Double-space lines.
Ctrl+5To 1.5-line spacing.
Ctrl+Alt+1To Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl+Alt+2To Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl+Alt+3To Changes text to heading 3.
Ctrl+Alt+F2To Open new document.
Ctrl+F1To Open the Task Pane.
Ctrl+F2To Display the print preview.
Ctrl+Shift+>To Increases the selected text size by one font size.
Ctrl+Shift+<Decreases the selected text size by one font size.
Ctrl+Shift+F6To Switches to another open Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl+Shift+F12To Prints the document.
F1To Open help.
F4To Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+).
F5To Open the Find, Replace, and Go To window in Microsoft Word.
F7To Spellcheck and grammar check selected text or document.
F12To Save As.
Shift+F3To Change the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift+F7To Runs a Thesaurus check on the selected word.
Shift+F12To Save the open document. Like Ctrl+S.
Shift+EnterTo Create a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
Shift+InsertTo Paste.
Shift+Alt+DTo Insert the current date.
Shift+Alt+TTo Insert the current time.
  
Mouse shortcutsDescription
Click, hold, and dragTo Selects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
Double-clickTo selects the complete word.
Double-clickDouble-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line makes the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
Double-clickDouble-clicking anywhere after text on a line sets a tab stop.
Triple-clickTo Selects the line or paragraph of the text where the mouse is triple-clicked.
Ctrl+Mouse wheelTo Zooms in and out of document.