Commonly used shortcut keys in Microsoft Word

► Microsoft Word Keyboard shortcut keys:

→ Ctrl+0 - Toggles 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.

→ Ctrl+A - Select all contents of the page.
→ Ctrl+B - Bold highlighted selection.
→ Ctrl+C - Copy selected text.
→ Ctrl+D - Open the font preferences window.
→ 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 a hyperlink.
→ Ctrl+L - Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
→ Ctrl+M - Indent the paragraph.
→ Ctrl+N - Opens new, blank document window.
→ Ctrl+O - Opens the dialog box or page for selecting a file to open.
→ Ctrl+P - Open the print window.
→ Ctrl+R - Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
→ Ctrl+S - Save the open document. Just like Shift+F12.
→ Ctrl+T - Create a hanging indent.
→ Ctrl+U - Underline the selected text.
→ Ctrl+V - Paste.
→ Ctrl+W - Close the currently open document.
→ 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+> - Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.

→ Ctrl+] - Increase selected font +1pts.
→ Ctrl+[ - Decrease selected font -1pts.

→ Ctrl+Shift+< - Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases font by +2pt.
→ Ctrl+/+c - Insert a cent sign (¢).
→ Ctrl+'+<char> - Insert 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 selected text size by one font size.
→ Ctrl+Shift+< - Decreases the selected text size by one font size.

→ Ctrl+Shift+F6 - Switches 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 selected word.
→ Shift+F12 - Save the open document. Just like Ctrl+S.

→ 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.

► Microsoft Word Mouse's shortcuts:
→ Click, hold, and drag - Selects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
→ Double-click - If double-clicking a word, selects the complete word.
→ Double-click - Double-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line makes the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
→ Double-click - Double-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop.
→ Triple-click - Selects the line or paragraph of the text that the mouse triple-clicked on.
→ Ctrl+Mouse wheel - Zooms in and out of document.

Last modified: Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:16 PM