Thursday, December 22, 2011

MS WORD Shortcut Keys

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.
Shortcut KeysDescription
Ctrl + 0Adds or removes 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
Ctrl + ASelect all contents of the page.
Ctrl + BBold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + CCopy selected text.
Ctrl + EAligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl + FOpen find box.
Ctrl + IItalic highlighted selection.
Ctrl + JAligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
Ctrl + KInsert link.
Ctrl + LAligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl + MIndent the paragraph.
Ctrl + POpen the print window.
Ctrl + RAligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl + TCreate a hanging indent.
Ctrl + UUnderline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + VPaste.
Ctrl + XCut selected text.
Ctrl + YRedo the last action performed.
Ctrl + ZUndo last action.
Ctrl + Shift + LQuickly create a bullet point.
Ctrl + Shift + FChange 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 + / + cInsert 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 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 + 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 + DelDeletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl + BackspaceDeletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl + EndMoves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl + HomeMoves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + SpacebarReset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl + 1Single-space lines.
Ctrl + 2Double-space lines.
Ctrl + 51.5-line spacing.
Ctrl + Alt + 1Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3Changes text to heading 3.
Alt + Ctrl + F2Open new document.
Ctrl + F1Open the Task Pane.
Ctrl + F2Display the print preview.
Ctrl + Shift + >Increases the highlighted text size by one.
Ctrl + Shift + <Decreases the highlighted text size by one.
Ctrl + Shift + F6Opens to another open Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl + Shift + F12Prints the document.
F1Open Help.
F4Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F5Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
F7Spellcheck and grammar check selected text or document.
F12Save as.
Shift + F3Change the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift + F7Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
Shift + F12Save.
Shift + EnterCreate a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
Shift + InsertPaste.
Shift + Alt + DInsert the current date.
Shift + Alt + TInsert 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 shortcutsDescription
Click, hold, and dragSelects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
Double-clickIf double-click a word, selects the complete word.
Double-clickDouble-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line will make the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
Double-clickDouble-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop.
Triple-clickSelects the line or paragraph of the text the mouse triple-clicked.
Ctrl + Mouse wheelZooms in and out of document.
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