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 other 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

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 text To select the complete word
Double-click on blank line Double-clicking on blank line make the alignment of the text from where you will double click mouse
Double-click after text anywhere Double-clicking after a text on a line set a tab stop
Click, hold and, drag To select desired texts, click on starting point hold it and drag the pointer to the desired point
Triple-click Select the text line or paragraph of the text in which text mouse triple clicked
Ctrl + Mouse wheel To 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
F1 Open help page
F4 To repeat the last performed action
F7 To check the spelling and grammar of the selected text
F12 Go to Save As
Shift + Enter To create a soft break instead of creating a new paragraph
Shift + Insert To paste content
Shift + Alt + D To insert the current date
Shift + Alt + T To insert the current time
Shift + F3 To change the text in MS-Word from uppercase to lowercase and lowercase to uppercase
Shift + F7 To activate the thesaurus check for selected word
Shift + F12 To save the current document.
Ctrl + A To select all contents of the page
Ctrl + C To copy selected text
Ctrl + V To paste content
Ctrl + B To make text bold or write text into the bold format
Ctrl + I To italicize text or write text in the italic format
Ctrl + D To open Font setting window
Ctrl + E To align the selected content to the center of the page
Ctrl + F To open Find or Navigation box in MS-Word
Ctrl + J To align the selected text to justify the screen (distribute text on screen evenly)
Ctrl + L To align the selected content to the left margin
Ctrl + R To align content with the right margin
Ctrl + K To insert hyperlink
Ctrl + M To indent the Paragraph
Ctrl + N Open new document window to create a document
Ctrl + O It opens the “OPEN” dialog box to select and open the saved documents
Ctrl + 0 To toggles 6 points spacing before paragraph
Ctrl + P Open the print window to print the document
Ctrl + S Save the currently open document or unsaved documents
Ctrl + T To create a hanging indent in MS-word page
Ctrl + U To underline the selected texts
Ctrl + W To close the MS-word open document
Ctrl + X To cut the selected text
Ctrl + Y To Redo the last performed action
Ctrl + Z To undo the last performed action
Ctrl + ] To increase the font size
Ctrl + [ To decrease the font size
Ctrl + left arrow key To move pointer one word left
Ctrl + right arrow key To move pointer one word right
Ctrl + down arrow key To move the end of the paragraph
Ctrl + up arrow key To move the beginning of the paragraph
Ctrl + End To move the pointer to the end of the document
Ctrl + Del To delete the word which is the right side of the cursor
Ctrl + Backspace To delete the word situated to the left of the cursor
Ctrl + Spacebar To reset the highlighted text to the default font
Ctrl + Home To move the pointer at the beginning of the document
Ctrl + F1 It opens the task pane
Ctrl + F2 It is used to display the print preview
Ctrl + 1 For Single-space lines
Ctrl + 2 For Double-space lines
Ctrl + 5 1.5 line spacing in document
Ctrl + Shift + L To create a bullet point
Ctrl + Shift + F To 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 + / + c To 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 + F2 To open new document (blank)
Ctrl + Alt + 1 To changes the text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2 To change the text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3 To change the text to heading 3
Ctrl + Shift + F6 To switch between the MS-Word open document
Ctrl + Shift + F12 To print the current documents

                                        THAT’S IT

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 comment section because your feedback is valuable to us. Follow our blog for further updates and stay updated.

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