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Microsoft Word shortcut keys (Keyboard)

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Turning multiple mouse clicks into a simple press of a key or two may not seem like a lot, but if you are an avid user of keyboard shortcuts you’ve likely noticed just how helpful they can be. Although memorizing which shortcuts to which functions can be a little daunting at first, it’s important to remember not everyone needs to know every shortcut.

Below is a listing of the more commonly used Shortcut keys in Microsoft Word. See the Shortcuts Keys page if you are looking for a list of shortcut keys used in other programs. Please be aware that some of these shortcuts may not work in all versions of Microsoft Word.

Note: If the device you are using does not have function keys (F1-F12) on its keyboard, like a Chromebook, certain shortcuts will be unavailable to you.

Ctrl+0Toggles 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
Ctrl+ASelect all contents of the page.
Ctrl+BBold highlighted selection.
Ctrl+CCopy selected text.
Ctrl+DOpen the font preferences window.
Ctrl+EAligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl+FOpen find box.
Ctrl+IItalic highlighted selection.
Ctrl+JAligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
Ctrl+KInsert a hyperlink.
Ctrl+LAligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl+MIndent the paragraph.
Ctrl+NOpens new, blank document window.
Ctrl+OOpens the dialog box or page for selecting a file to open.
Ctrl+POpen the print window.
Ctrl+RAligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl+SSave the open document. Just like Shift+F12.
Ctrl+TCreate a hanging indent.
Ctrl+UUnderline the selected text.
Ctrl+WClose the currently open document.
Ctrl + VCut selected text.
Ctrl+YRedo the last action performed.
Ctrl+ZUndo last action.
Ctrl+Shift+LQuickly create a bullet point.
Ctrl+Shift+FChange the font.
Ctrl+Shift+>Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.
Ctrl+]Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl+Shift+<Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl+[Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl+/+cInsert a cent sign (¢).
Ctrl+'+Insert a character with an accent (grave) mark, where 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+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+DelDeletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl+BackspaceDeletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl+EndMoves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl+HomeMoves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl+SpacebarReset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl+1Single-space lines.
Ctrl+2Double-space lines.
Ctrl+51.5-line spacing.
Ctrl+Alt+1Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl+Alt+2Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl+Alt+3Changes text to heading 3.
Alt+Ctrl+F2Open new document.
Ctrl+F1Single-space lines.
Ctrl+F2Display 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+F6Switches to another open Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl+Shift+F12Prints the document.
F1Open Help.
F4Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F5Open the Find, Replace, and Go To window in Microsoft Word.
F7Spellcheck and grammar check selected text or document.
F12Save As.
Shift+F3Change the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift+F7Runs a Thesaurus check on the selected word.
Shift+F12Save the open document. Just like Ctrl+S.
Shift+EnterCreate a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
Shift+Alt+DInsert the current date.
Shift+Alt+TInsert the current time.

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