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August 10, 2014

Most Useful shortcuts keys for Ms-word

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. 

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 + 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 + 0    :Adds or removes 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
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 + S    :Save the open document. Just like Shift + F12
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 รจ 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 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.

In addition to the above shortcut keys users can also use their mouse as a method of quickly do something commonly performed. Below some are examples of mouse shortcuts.

Mouse shortcuts:
Click, hold, and drag    :Selects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
Double-click    :If double-click a word, selects the complete word.
Double-click   :Double-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line makes the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
Double-click    :Double-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop.
Triple-click   :Selects the line or paragraph of the text the mouse triple-clicked.
Ctrl + Mouse wheel :Zooms in and out of document.

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