Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

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 + H Opens Find and Replace 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 + SHIFT + * View or hide non printing characters
CTRL + Moves one word to the left
CTRL + Moves one word to the right
CTRL + Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph
CTRL + 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 + F3 Deposit copied data into Spike
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 + F5 Back to Last Editing Point
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
+ ALT + D
Insert the current date
Insert the current time
ALT + Mouse Drag Used for selecting arbitrary rectangular area.

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