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Microsoft Word shortcut keys
Site map Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Index
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Q&A Shortcut Keys Description Companies
What's new :
Select all contents of the
Ctrl + A Microsoft
Tools page.
E-mail this Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection. Related
page Pages:
Print Ctrl + C Copy selected text. Microsoft
Preview Aligns the line or selected Word
Edit this Ctrl + E text to the center of the
page screen. Resolved
Ctrl + F Open find box. Were you
able to
Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection. locate the
Aligns the selected text or answer to
Ctrl + J your
line to justify the screen.
questions?
Ctrl + K Insert link.
• Yes
Aligns the line or selected • No
Ctrl + L
text to the left of the screen.

Ctrl + M Indent the paragraph.


Ctrl + P Open the print window.
Aligns the line or selected
Ctrl + R text to the right of the
screen.
Ctrl + T Create a hanging indent.
Underline highlighted
Ctrl + U
selection.
Ctrl + V Paste.
Ctrl + X Cut selected text.
Redo the last action
Ctrl + Y
performed.
Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
Ctrl + Shift + F Change the font.
Increase selected font +1pts
Ctrl + Shift + > up to 12pt and then increases
font +2pts.
Ctrl + ] Increase selected font +1pts.
Decrease selected font -1pts
Ctrl + Shift + < if 12pt or lower, if above 12
decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl + [ Decrease selected font -1pts.
View or hide non printing
Ctrl + Shift + *
characters.
Ctrl + <left arrow> Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl + <right arrow> Moves one word to the right.
Moves to the beginning of the
Ctrl + <up arrow>
line or paragraph.
Ctrl + <down Moves to the end of the
arrow> paragraph.
Deletes word to right of
Ctrl + Del
cursor.
Deletes word to left of
Ctrl + Backspace
cursor.
Moves the cursor to the end
Ctrl + End
of the document.
Moves the cursor to the
Ctrl + Home
beginning of the document.
Reset highlighted text to the
Ctrl + Spacebar
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.
Ctrl + F1 Open the Task Pane.
F1 Open Help.
Alt + Ctrl + F2 Open new document.
Ctrl + F2 Display the print preview.
Change the text in Microsoft
Word from upper to lower
Shift + F3
case or a capital letter at the
beginning of every word.
Shift + Insert Paste.
Repeat the last action
F4
performed (Word 2000+)
Open the find, replace, and
F5 go to window in Microsoft
Word.
Opens to another open
Ctrl + Shift + F6
Microsoft Word document.
Spell and grammar check
F7 selected text and/or
document.
Runs a Thesaurus check on
Shift + F7
the word highlighted.
F12 Save as.
Shift + F12 Save.
Ctrl + Shift + F12 Prints the document.
Alt + Shift + D Insert the current date.
Alt + Shift + T Insert the current time.
In addition to the above shortcut keys users can also
use their mouse as a method of quickly do something
commonly performed. Below some are examples of
mouse shortcuts.
Mouse shortcuts Description
Selects text from where you click
Click, hold, and
and hold to the point you drag
drag
and let go.
If double-click a word, selects
Double-click
the complete word.
Double-clicking on the left,
center, or right of a blank line
Double-click will make the alignment of the
text left, center, or right
aligned.
Double-clicking anywhere after
Double-click
text on a line will set a tab stop.
Selects the line or paragraph of
Triple-click the text the mouse triple-
clicked.
Ctrl + Mouse
Zooms in and out of document.
wheel

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