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  • Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

    Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Word. See the computer shortcut page if you are looking for other shortcut keys used in other programs.

    Shortcut Keys Description
    Ctrl + 0 Adds or removes 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 + 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 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 + > Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases 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 + / + 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 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 + 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.
    Shift + Alt + D Insert the current date.
    Shift + Alt + T Insert the current time.