All Useful Microsoft Word Shortcuts


Good day to you, as we all know Microsoft Word is used for typing and designing in some cases and mostly some people are not used to shortcuts which can aid easy working on PC. Below are the Microsoft word shortcuts:

Ctrl + 0

Adds or removes 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.

Ctrl + A

Select all contents of the page.

Ctrl +B

Boldhighlighted 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 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 + T

Create a hanging indent.

Ctrl + U

Underline highlighted selection.

Ctrl + V


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 + ‘ +
Insert a character with an accent (grave)
mark, where is the character you
want. For example, if you wanted an
accented è you would use Ctrl + ‘ + eas your shortcut key. To reverse the accent
mark use the opposite accent mark, often
on the idle key.

Ctrl + Shift + *
View or hide non printing characters.

Ctrl +
Moves one word to the left.

Ctrl +

Moves one word to the right.

Ctrl +
Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.

Ctrl +

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

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

Ctrl + Shift + F12
Prints the document.


Open Help.


Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
Spell check and grammar check selected text
or document.

Save as.

Shift + F3

Change the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase tolowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.

Shift + F7

Runs a Thesaurus check on the word

Shift + F12


Shift + Enter

Create a soft break instead of a new paragraph.

Shift + Insert

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

Click, hold, and drag

Selects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.


If double-click a word, selects the complete


Double-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line will make the alignment of
the text left, center, or right aligned.


Double-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop .


Selects the line or paragraph of the text the mouse


Ctrl + Mouse wheel Zooms in and out of document.


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