List of all the shortcut keys for Microsoft Word

This article demonstrates all the shortcut keys for Microsoft Word which are commonly used by us to do work speedily. There are many of the shortcuts are presented in the Microsoft word that is not known by many of the peoples. Most of you use Microsoft Word frequently in your day-to-day life for doing office work as well as other works.

These types of shortcuts are really helpful for users who use Microsoft Word at their work more than all other software. Because by using these shortcuts you can save your time and also complete your work faster than ever. These shortcuts made Microsoft Word easy and useful for all because by using shortcuts we can do many of the work with applying lesser effort on it.

Like we can easily zoom in and zoom out in a document, we can check grammar and spelling of the selected text, Copy, Paste and Move content from one document to another without applying any effort or lesser effort than ever. These Shortcuts also helps a lot in being a part-time writer or a full-time blogger also. You can also increase your productivity using these given shortcuts. 

list of microsoft word shortcut keys

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This table shows the most common Mouse shortcuts for Microsoft Word which are used frequently in our day-to-day life.

Mouse Shortcuts                        Descriptions
Double-click on textTo select the complete word
Double-click on blank lineDouble-clicking on blank line make the alignment of the text from where you will double click mouse
Double-click after text anywhereDouble-clicking after a text on a line set a tab stop
Click, hold and, dragTo select desired texts, click on starting point hold it and drag the pointer to the desired point
Triple-clickSelect the text line or paragraph of the text in which text mouse triple clicked
Ctrl + Mouse wheelTo Zoom out and zoom in document

This table shows all the most common Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word which are used frequently in our day-to-day life.

Keyboard Shortcuts                        Descriptions
F1Open help page
F4To repeat the last performed action
F7To check the spelling and grammar of the selected text
F12Go to Save As
Shift + EnterTo create a soft break instead of creating a new paragraph
Shift + InsertTo paste content
Shift + Alt + DTo insert the current date
Shift + Alt + TTo insert the current time
Shift + F3To change the text in MS-Word from uppercase to lowercase and lowercase to uppercase
Shift + F7To activate the thesaurus check for selected word
Shift + F12To save the current document.
Ctrl + ATo select all contents of the page
Ctrl + CTo copy selected text
Ctrl + VTo paste content
Ctrl + BTo make text bold or write text into the bold format
Ctrl + ITo italicize text or write text in the italic format
Ctrl + DTo open Font setting window
Ctrl + ETo align the selected content to the center of the page
Ctrl + FTo open Find or Navigation box in MS-Word
Ctrl + JTo align the selected text to justify the screen (distribute text on screen evenly)
Ctrl + LTo align the selected content to the left margin
Ctrl + RTo align content with the right margin
Ctrl + KTo insert hyperlink
Ctrl + MTo indent the Paragraph
Ctrl + NOpen new document window to create a document
Ctrl + OIt opens the “OPEN” dialog box to select and open the saved documents
Ctrl + 0To toggles 6 points spacing before paragraph
Ctrl + POpen the print window to print the document
Ctrl + SSave the currently open document or unsaved documents
Ctrl + TTo create a hanging indent in MS-word page
Ctrl + UTo underline the selected texts
Ctrl + WTo close the MS-word open document
Ctrl + XTo cut the selected text
Ctrl + YTo Redo the last performed action
Ctrl + ZTo undo the last performed action
Ctrl + ]To increase the font size
Ctrl + [To decrease the font size
Ctrl + left arrow keyTo move pointer one word left
Ctrl + right arrow keyTo move pointer one word right
Ctrl + down arrow keyTo move the end of the paragraph
Ctrl + up arrow keyTo move the beginning of the paragraph
Ctrl + EndTo move the pointer to the end of the document
Ctrl + DelTo delete the word which is the right side of the cursor
Ctrl + BackspaceTo delete the word situated to the left of the cursor
Ctrl + SpacebarTo reset the highlighted text to the default font
Ctrl + HomeTo move the pointer at the beginning of the document
Ctrl + F1It opens the task pane
Ctrl + F2It is used to display the print preview
Ctrl + 1For Single-space lines
Ctrl + 2For Double-space lines
Ctrl + 51.5 line spacing in document
Ctrl + Shift + LTo create a bullet point
Ctrl + Shift + FTo change the font by open font window
Ctrl + Shift + >It increase the font size +1 points up to 12 and then it increase font size +2 points in one click
Ctrl + Shift + <It decrease the font size -1 points below 12 font size and then above 12 points it decreases font size -2 points in one click
Ctrl + / + cTo insert a cent sign (¢)
Ctrl + “+<character>To insert a character with an accent mark
Ctrl + Shift + *To hide and view the non-printing characters
Alt + Ctrl + F2To open new document (blank)
Ctrl + Alt + 1To changes the text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2To change the text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3To change the text to heading 3
Ctrl + Shift + F6To switch between the MS-Word open document
Ctrl + Shift + F12To print the current documents

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These are the common and most useful shortcuts for Microsoft Word which are most commonly used by us in day-to-day life. If you have any queries and suggestions regarding this then post a comment on our post. Also, provide feedback to us using the comment section because your feedback is valuable to us. Follow our blog for further updates and stay updated.

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