Short Cut Keys and tips for MS Word

Short Cut Keys and tips for MS Word

Ctrl + 0                      Toggles 6 pts 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 + 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 + Shift + <            Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases

Ctrl + [                        Decrease selected font -1pts.

Ctrl + / + c                   Insert a cent sign (¢).

Ctrl + ‘ + <char>          Insert a character with an accent (grave) mark, where <char> is the
character you want.

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.

Ctrl + Shift + <            Decreases the selected text size by one.

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.

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