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Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts Important Keys

In this article a comprehensive list of Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts will be elaborated. Majority of these shortcuts generally applies to all the versions of Microsoft Word. But some of the shortcuts may not work on all the versions of MS Word.

Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts Important List

Shortcut Keys

Description

Ctrl + 0This shortcut toggles the 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
Ctrl + 1It is used for single-line spacing
Ctrl + 2It is used for double-line spacing
Ctrl + 5It is used for 1.5-line spacing
Ctrl + Alt + 1It changes the selected text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2It changes the selected text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3It changes the selected text to heading 3
F1It Opens the Help
F4It repeats the last action performed
F5It opens the Find and Replace window in Microsoft Word
F7Spellings and grammar checking for selected item
F12Opens the Save as option to save the file in desired format
Ctrl + F1Opens the Task Pane
Ctrl + F2Shows print preview of the document
Ctrl + ASelect all, selects the whole content of the document
Ctrl + BIt makes the selected text bold
Ctrl + CCopies the selected text
Ctrl + DIt opens the font window where various settings and options are available for font
Ctrl + ECenter-Aligns the selected text
Ctrl + FIt opens the find box for searching the document
Ctrl + IIt changes the style of selected text to italic
Ctrl + JIt aligns the selected text to justify the screen on both sides (left and right)
Ctrl + KIt inserts a hyperlink in the document
Ctrl + LLeft-aligns the selected text
Ctrl + MIndents the paragraph
Ctrl + NIt opens a new blank document window
Ctrl + OIt opens the Open File dialogue box used to open a file
Ctrl + PPrint the document, It opens the print window
Ctrl + RRight-aligns the selected text
Ctrl + SIt saves the document. If the document is new, location and name is selected for document, and if the document already exists then it simply saves the changes if made any.
Ctrl + TIt is used for hanging indent
Ctrl + UIt makes the selected text underlined
Ctrl + VPaste the content that has been already copied or cut
Ctrl + WIt closes the currently opened active window
Ctrl + XIt cuts the selected text
Ctrl + YRedo the last action performed
Ctrl + ZUndo the last action performed
Ctrl + Shift + >It increases the size of selected text by one
Ctrl + Shift + <It decreases the size of selected text by one
Ctrl + ]It Increases the selected font size by 1pts
Ctrl + [It decreases the selected font size by 1pts
Ctrl + Shift + LIt creates the bullet points
Ctrl + Shift + FChange the font of the text
Ctrl + / + cQuickly insert the cent (¢) sign
Ctrl + Shift + *Shows or hide the characters that are not printed (non printing characters)
Ctrl + left-arrowMoves the cursor one word to the left
Ctrl + right-arrowMoves the cursor one word to the right
Ctrl + up-arrowMoves the cursor to the beginning of the line or paragraph
Ctrl + down-arrowMoves the cursor to the end of the line or paragraph
Ctrl + DelDeletes one word to right side of the cursor
Ctrl + BackspaceDeletes one word to left side of the cursor
Ctrl + HomeMoves the cursor to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + EndMoves the cursor to the end of the document
Ctrl + SpacebarReset the font of selected text to default
Shift + F3Toggles the case of the text, uppercase, lowercase, and first letter capital of every word
Shift + F12Save the document (Similar with Ctrl + S)
Shift + Alt + DInsert the current date in the document
Shift + Alt + TInsert the current time in the document

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