Important Shortcut Keys for Microsoft Word

on Microsoft Word the 2nd May, 2010 9 comments

Most of us are expert in catching mouse. Brilliant cats! But believe me the working speed is greatly improved if you know keyboard short-cuts and use them while working. Few days ago, we’ve seen the keyboard shorcut keys to select text in Microsoft Word application. And today, here are the most frequently required useful short-cuts.

Ctrl + A

Select all contents of the page
Ctrl + B

Bold highlighted selection
Ctrl + C

Copy selected text
Ctrl + D

Open fonts dialog box
Ctrl + E

Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen
Ctrl + F

Open find box
Ctrl + G

Open Goto dialog box
Ctrl + H

Open Replace dialog 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 + N

Create a new document
Ctrl + O

Opens Open dialog box
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

Ctrl + W

Close active document window
Ctrl + X

Cut selected text
Ctrl + Y

Redo the last action performed
Ctrl + Z

Undo last action
Ctrl + Shift + F

Change the font
Ctrl + Shift + >

Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts
Ctrl + ]

Increase selected font by one point
Ctrl + Shift + <

Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt
Ctrl + [

Decrease selected font -1pts
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

15-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
Ctrl + F1

Open the Task Pane

Open Help
Alt + Ctrl + F2

Open new document
Ctrl + F2

Display the print preview
Shift + F3

Change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word
Shift + Insert


Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)

Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word
Ctrl + Shift + F6

Opens to another open Microsoft Word document

Spell and grammar check selected text and/or document
Shift + F7

Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted

Save as
Shift + F12

Ctrl + Shift + F12

Prints the document
Alt + Shift + D

Insert the current date
Alt + Shift + T

Insert the current time

Great! I hope this will help using Microsoft Word more efficiently.

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9 Responses to “Important Shortcut Keys for Microsoft Word”

  1. Shaun says:

    Wow very helpful :D I only know the basic shortcuts but atleast I can learn more :)


  2. shivkr kushwah says:

    really good job thank you v. much cooooooooooooool


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  4. MD. MAMUN says:

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  5. very useful and helpful


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  7. Developer says:

    Wow! I did not know half of the combinations…)))
    61 combination! So many…



  8. Amit patel says:

    thank for your upload .now these time it is very helpfull………………..


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