Microsoft Word Shortcut Key Combinations

Be the keyboard warrior while working on MS Word documents! Learn the shortcut keys and see yourself working much faster.
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Be the keyboard warrior while working on MS Word documents! Learn the shortcut keys and see yourself working much faster.

Shortcut Keys Description
CTRL + 0 (zero) Adds or removes 6pts of spacing before a paragraph
CTRL + A Selects all contents of the page
CTRL + B Makes highlighted selection Bold
CTRL + C Copy the selected text
CTRL + E Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen
CTRL + F Open find box
CTRL + I Italic highlighted selection
CTRL + J Aligns the selected text or line to justify the screen
CTRL + K Insert link
CTRL + L Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen
CTRL + M Indent the paragraph
CTRL + P Open the print window
CTRL + R Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen
CTRL + T Create a hanging indent
CTRL + U Underline highlighted selection
CTRL + V Paste
CTRL + X Cut selected text
CTRL + Y Redo the last action performed
CTRL + Z Undo last action
CTRL + SHIFT + L Quickly create a bullet point
CTRL + SHIFT + F Change the font
CTRL + SHIFT + > Increases selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts
CTRL + ] Increases selected font +1pts
CTRL + SHIFT + < Decreases selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt
CTRL + [ Decreases selected font -1pts
CTRL + / + c Inserts a cent sign (¢)
CTRL + ‘ + <char> Inserts a character with an accent (grave)
mark, where <char> is the character you want. For example, if you
wanted an accented è you would use CTRL + ‘ + e as
your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark use the opposite
accent mark, often on the tilde key (~)
CTRL + SHIFT + * View or hide non printing characters
CTRL + <left arrow> Moves one word to the left
CTRL + <right arrow> Moves one word to the right
CTRL + <up arrow> Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph
CTRL + <down arrow> Moves to the end of the paragraph
CTRL + Del Deletes word to right of cursor
CTRL + Backspace Deletes word to left of cursor
CTRL + End Moves the cursor to the end of the document
CTRL + Home Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document
CTRL + Spacebar Reset highlighted text to the default font
CTRL + 1 Single-space lines
CTRL + 2 Double-space lines
CTRL + 5 1.5-line spacing
CTRL + ALT + 1 Changes text to heading 1
CTRL + ALT + 2 Changes text to heading 2
CTRL + ALT + 3 Changes text to heading 3
ALT + CTRL + F2 Open new document
CTRL + F1 Open the Task Pane
CTRL + F2 Display the
print preview
CTRL + SHIFT + > Increases the highlighted text size by one
CTRL + SHIFT + < Decreases the highlighted text size by one
CTRL + SHIFT + F6 Opens to another open Microsoft Word document
CTRL + SHIFT + F12 Prints the document
F1 Open Help
F4 Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F5 Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word
F7 Spellcheck and grammar check selected text
or document
F12 Save as
SHIFT + F3 Change the text in Microsoft Word from
uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word
SHIFT + F7 Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted
SHIFT + F12 Save
SHIFT + Enter Create a soft break instead of a new paragraph
SHIFT + Insert Paste
SHIFT
+ ALT + D
Insert the current date
SHIFT +
ALT + T
Insert the current time

NOTE: This article is part of our MS Word Guide. This guide solves your day to day MS Word problems. Easily!

Comments

  1. Pramod Saigal says

    Ctrl+Shift+M – reduce left indent
    Ctrl+Shift+T – reduce left hanging indent
    Ctrl+N – Open a new Document
    Ctrl+O – Open an existing document
    Ctrl+G – Go to a particular page, section, paragraph etc.
    Ctrl+D Gets you to Font window and character spacing
    Ctrl+W Save and exit
    Ctrl+A to select entire document for cut, copy and paste
    Ctrl+

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