Microsoft Word Shortcuts

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Word Keyboard Shortcuts #

CTRL+0 Toggles 6pts of spacing above the 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. Like Shift+F12.
ALT+F,A Save the document under a different file name.
ALT+X Show the Unicode code of a highlighted character.
CTRL+T Create a hanging indent.
CTRL+U Underline the selected text.
CTRL+V Paste.
CTRL+W Close the currently open document.
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 increase 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 (acute) mark, where <char> is the character you want. For example, if you wanted an accented é you would use Ctrl+’+e as your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark, use the opposite accent mark, often found 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 selected text size by one font size.
CTRL+SHIFT+< Decreases the selected text size by one font size.
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. Like CTRL+S.
SHIFT+ENTER Create a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
SHIFT+ALT+D Insert the current date.
SHIFT+ALT+T Insert the current time.

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