Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

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In this tutorial, we will share the list of complete Microsoft Word shortcut keys with description. It will help you to increase your productivity in your work. If you are a beginner, then it helps you to understand the basic computer functionality and Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys With Description

Microsoft Word keyword shortcut keys make your work easier, quicker to navigating and executing commands in computer software programs.

Below is the list of complete Microsoft Word Shortcut keys with descriptions


Shortcut Key Description
Ctrl + A Select all contents of the page
Ctrl + B Bold highleted selection
Ctrl + C Copy selected text
Ctrl + X Cut selected text
Ctrl + N Open new / blank document
Ctrl + O Open options
Ctrl + P Open the print window
Ctrl + F Excel formula window
Ctrl + I Italicize highlighted selection
Ctrl + K Insert link
Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + Y Redo the last action performed
Ctrl + Z Undo last action
Ctrl + G Find and replace options
Ctrl + H Find and replace options
Ctrl + J Justify paragraph alignment
Ctrl + L Align selected text or line to the left
Ctrl + Q Align selected paragraph to the left
Ctrl + E Align selected text or line to the center
Ctrl + R Align selected text or line to the right
Ctrl + M indent the paragraph
Ctrl + I Hanging indent
Ctrl + D Font options
Ctrl + Shift + F Change the font
Ctrl + Shift + > Increase selected font + 1
Ctrl + ] Increase selected font + 1
Ctrl + Shift + < Decrease selected font -1
Ctrl + [ Decrease selected font -1
Ctrl + Shift + * View or hide non printing characters
Ctrl + ← Move one word to the left
Ctrl + → Move one word to the right
Ctrl + ↑ Move to the begining of the line or paragraph
Ctrl + ↓ Move to the end of the paragraph
Ctrl + Del Delete word to right of cursor
Ctrl + Backspace Delete word to left of cursor
Ctrl + End Move cursor to end of document
Ctrl + Home Move cursor to beginning of document
Ctrl + Space Reset highlighted text to default font
Ctrl + 1 Single-space lines
Ctrl + 2 Double-space lines
Ctrl + 5 1.5-line spacing
Ctrl + Alt + 1 Change text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2 Change text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3 Change text to heading 3
F1 Open help
Shift + F3 Change case of selected text
Shift + Insert Paste
F4 Repeat last action performed (Word 2000+)
F7 Spell check selected text and /or document
Shift + F7 Activate the thesaurus
F12 Save as
Ctrl + S Save
Shift + F12 Save
Alt + Shift + D Insert the current date
Alt + Shift + T Insert the current Time
Ctrl + W Close document


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