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MS Word shortcuts

MS Word shortcuts

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Items (104)

  • ALT+TAB

    Switch to next window.

  • ALT+SHIFT+TAB

    Switch to previous window.

  • CTRL+W or CTRL+F4

    Close active window.

  • ALT+F5

    Restore size of active window after maximizing

  • CTRL+F6

    Switch to the next window.

  • CTRL+F10

    Maximize/ restore selected window.

  • PRINT SCREEN

    Screenshot

  • ALT+PRINT SCREEN

    Picture of window

  • TAB

    Move to next option or option group.

  • SHIFT+TAB

    Move to previous option or option group.

  • CTRL+TAB

    Switch to next tab in a dialog box.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

    Switch to previous tab in dialog box.

  • First letter of an option in a drop-down list

    Select option from a drop-down list.

  • ENTER

    Run selected command.

  • ESC

    Cancel an action.

  • CTRL+Z

    Undo an action.

  • CTRL+Y

    Redo/ repeat an action.

  • SHIFT+F10

    Display shortcut menu for the selected item

  • Arrow keys

    Move between options in a menu

  • ESC

    Close available actions menu/ message.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR

    Create nonbreaking space.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+HYPHEN

    Create nonbreaking hyphen.

  • CTRL+B

    Make letters bold.

  • CTRL+I

    Make letters italic.

  • CTRL+U

    underline letters

  • CTRL+SHIFT+<

    Decrease font size one value.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+>

    Increase font size one value.

  • CTRL+[

    Decrease font size 1 point.

  • CTRL+]

    Increase font size 1 point.

  • CTRL+SPACEBAR

    Remove paragraph/ character formatting.

  • CTRL+C

    Copy selected text/ object.

  • CTRL+X

    Cut selected text/ object.

  • CTRL+V

    Paste text/ object.

  • CTRL+ALT+V

    Paste special

  • CTRL+SHIFT+V

    Paste formatting only

  • CTRL+Z

    Undo last action.

  • CTRL+Y

    Redo last action.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+G

    Open Word Count dialog box.

  • CTRL+N

    Create new document.

  • CTRL+O

    Open document.

  • CTRL+W

    Close document.

  • ALT+CTRL+S

    Split document window.

  • ALT+SHIFT+C or ALT+CTRL+S

    Remove document window split.

  • CTRL+S

    Save a document.

  • ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

    Promote a paragraph.

  • ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

    Demote a paragraph.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+N

    Demote to body text.

  • ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROW

    Move selected paragraphs up.

  • ALT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

    Move selected paragraphs down.

  • ALT+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN

    Expand text under a heading.

  • ALT+SHIFT+MINUS SIGN

    Collapse text under a heading.

  • ALT+SHIFT+A

    Expand/ collapse all text or headings.

  • The slash (/) key on the numeric keypad

    Hide/ display character formatting.

  • ALT+SHIFT+L

    Show first line of body text/ all body text.

  • ALT+SHIFT+1

    Show all headings with Heading 1 style.

  • ALT+SHIFT+n

    Show all headings up to Heading n.

  • CTRL+TAB

    Insert tab character.

  • HOME

    Go to beginning of document.

  • END

    Go to end of document.

  • n, ENTER

    Go to page n.

  • ESC

    Exit reading layout view.

  • ALT+SHIFT+O

    Mark table of contents entry.

  • ALT+SHIFT+I

    Mark table of authorities entry (citation).

  • ALT+SHIFT+X

    Mark index entry.

  • ALT+CTRL+F

    Insert footnote.

  • ALT+CTRL+D

    Insert endnote.

  • CTRL+K

    Insert hyperlink.

  • ALT+LEFT ARROW

    Go back one page.

  • ALT+RIGHT ARROW

    Go forward one page.

  • F9

    Refresh.

  • BACKSPACE

    Delete one character to the left.

  • CTRL+BACKSPACE

    Delete one word to the left.

  • DELETE

    Delete one character to the right.

  • CTRL+DELETE

    Delete one word to the right.

  • CTRL+X

    Cut selected text to Office Clipboard.

  • CTRL+Z

    Undo last action.

  • CTRL+F3

    Cut to Spike.

  • CTRL+D

    Open the Font dialog box to change the formatting of characters.

  • SHIFT+F3

    Change case of letters.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+A

    Format all letters as capitals.

  • CTRL+B

    Apply bold formatting.

  • CTRL+U

    Apply an underline.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+W

    Underline words but not spaces.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+D

    Double-underline text.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+H

    Apply hidden text formatting.

  • CTRL+I

    Apply italic formatting.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+K

    Format letters as small capitals.

  • CTRL+EQUAL SIGN

    Apply subscript formatting

  • CTRL+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN

    Apply superscript formatting

  • CTRL+SPACEBAR

    Remove manual character formatting.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+Q

    Change selection to Symbol font.

  • CTRL+1

    Single-space lines.

  • CTRL+2

    Double-space lines.

  • CTRL+5

    Set 1.5-line spacing.

  • CTRL+0 (zero)

    Add/ remove one line space preceding a paragraph.

  • CTRL+E

    Switch paragraph between centered/ left-aligned.

  • CTRL+J

    Switch paragraph between justified/ left-aligned.

  • CTRL+R

    Switch paragraph between right-aligned/ left-aligned.

  • CTRL+L

    Left align a paragraph.

  • CTRL+M

    Indent a paragraph from the left.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+M

    Remove a paragraph indent from the left.

  • CTRL+T

    Create hanging indent.

  • CTRL+SHIFT+T

    Reduce hanging indent.

  • CTRL+Q

    Remove paragraph formatting.