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Here Are The Complete Shortcuts Of MS Word
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Here Are The Complete Shortcuts Of MS Word

The MS Word is the most important software of the computer which allows us to create a document, and it is the software which the whole world uses to create documents. The software has tons of features, and maybe a regular user may unaware of it, and it also has a huge list of shortcuts. Well, shortcuts allow us to work quickly and to save our time. However, many of us are unaware of the complete shortcuts of this awesome software. But after reading this article, it will be a history. As in this article, I will cover the complete list of shortcuts of MS Word.

Before we dive into the article, let me say something. In this article, I tried my best to list the complete shortcuts of MS Word, which means you will gonna see a long list of shortcuts of MS Word. But reading this article will be worth for you, as you can able to use these shortcuts in every version of MS Word. So without wasting any time let’s dive into the article to know all the powerful shortcuts of MS Word.

General Shortcuts Of MS Word

  • Ctrl+N: Create a new document
  • Ctrl+O: Open an existing document
  • Ctrl+S: Save a document
  • F12: Open the Save As dialog box
  • Ctrl+W: Close a document
  • Ctrl+Z: Undo an action
  • Ctrl+Y: Redo an action
  • Alt+Ctrl+S: Split a window or remove the split view
  • Ctrl+Alt+V: Print Layout View
  • Ctrl+Alt+O: Outline View
  • Ctrl+Alt+N: Draft View
  • Ctrl+F2: Print Preview View
  • F1: Open the Help pane
  • Alt+Q: Go to the “Tell me what you want to do” box
  • F9: Refresh the field codes in the current selection
  • Ctrl+F: Search a document
  • F7: Run a spelling and grammar check
  • Shift+F7: It will open the thesaurus. If you have a word selected, Shift+F7 looks up that word in the thesaurus

Shortcuts in a Document

  • Left/Right Arrow: Move the insertion point (cursor) one character to the left or right
  • Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow: Move one word to the left or right
  • Up/Down Arrow: Move up or down one line
  • Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow: Move up or down one paragraph
  • End: Move to the end of the current line
  • Ctrl+End: Move to the end of the document
  • Home: Move to the beginning of the current line
  • Ctrl+Home: Move to the beginning of the document
  • Page Up/Page Down: Move up or down one screen
  • Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down: Move to the previous or next browse object (after performing a search)
  • Alt+Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down: Move to the top or bottom of the current window
  • F5: Open the Find dialog box with the “Go To” tab selected, so you can quickly move to a specific page, section, bookmark, and so on.
  • Shift+F5: Cycle through the last three locations where the insertion point was placed

Shortcuts For Text Selection

  • Shift+Left/Right Arrow: Extend your current selection by one character to the left or right
  • Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right Arrow: Extend your current selection by one word to the left or right
  • Shift+Up/Down Arrow: Extend selection up or down one line
  • Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow: Extend selection to the beginning or end of the paragraph
  • Shift+End: Extend selection to the end of the line
  • Shift+Home: Extend selection to the beginning of the line
  • Ctrl+Shift+Home/End: Extend selection to the beginning or end of the document
  • Shift+Page Down/Page Up: Extend selection down or up one screen
  • Ctrl+A: Select the entire document
  • F8: Enter selection mode

Shortcuts To Edit Text

  • Backspace: Delete one character to the left
  • Ctrl+Backspace: Delete one word to the left
  • Delete: Delete one character to the right
  • Ctrl+Delete: Delete one word to the right
  • Ctrl+C: Copy or graphics to the Clipboard text
  • Ctrl+X: Cut selected text or graphics to the Clipboard
  • Ctrl+V: Paste the Clipboard contents
  • Ctrl+F3: Cut selected text to the Spike
  • Ctrl+Shift+F3: Paste the Spike contents
  • Alt+Shift+R: Copy the header or footer used in the previous section of the document

Shortcuts To Apply Character Formatting

  • Ctrl+B: Apple bold formatting
  • Ctrl+I: Apply italic formatting
  • Ctrl+U: Apply underline formatting
  • Ctrl+Shift+W: Apply underline formatting to words, but not the spaces between words
  • Ctrl+Shift+D: Apply double underline formatting
  • Ctrl+D: Open the Font dialog box
  • Ctrl+Shift+< or >: Decrease or increase font size one preset size at a time
  • Ctrl+[ or ]: Decrease or increase font size one point at a time
  • Ctrl+=: Apply subscript formatting
  • Ctrl+Shift+Plus key: Apply superscript formatting
  • Ctrl+Shift+A: Formats all letters as uppercase
  • Ctrl+Shift+K: Formats all letters as lowercase
  • Ctrl+Shift+C: Copies the character formatting of a selection
  • Ctrl+Shift+V: Pastes formatting onto selected text
  • Ctrl+Space: Removes all manual character formatting from a selection

Shortcuts To Apply Paragraph Formatting

  • Ctrl+M: Increases a paragraph’s indent one level each time you press it
  • Ctrl+Shift+M: Reduces a paragraph’s indent one level each time you press it
  • Ctrl+T: Increases a hanging indent each time you press it
  • Ctrl+Shift+T: Reduces a hanging indent each time you press it
  • Ctrl+E: Center a paragraph
  • Ctrl+L: Left-align a paragraph
  • Ctrl+R: Right-align a paragraph
  • Ctrl+J: Justify a paragraph
  • Ctrl+1: Set single-spacing
  • Ctrl+2: Set double-spacing
  • Ctrl+5: Set 1.5 line Spacing
  • Ctrl+0: Remove one line spacing preceding a paragraph
  • Ctrl+Shift+S: Open a popup window for applying styles
  • Ctrl+Shift+N: Apply the normal paragraph style
  • Alt+Ctrl+1: Apply the Heading 1 style
  • Alt+Ctrl+2: Apply the Heading 2 style
  • Alt+Ctrl+3: Apply the Heading 3 style
  • Ctrl+Shift+L: Apply the List style
  • Ctrl+Q: Remove all paragraph formatting

Shortcuts To Insert Things

  • Shift+Enter: Insert a line break
  • Ctrl+Enter: Insert a page break
  • Ctrl+Shift+Enter: Insert a column break
  • Ctrl+hyphen (-): Insert an optional hyphen
  • Alt+Ctrl+hyphen (-): Insert an em dash
  • Ctrl+Shift+hyphen (-): Insert a non-breaking hyphen
  • Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar: Insert a non-breaking space
  • Alt+Ctrl+C: Insert a copyright symbol
  • Alt+Ctrl+R: Insert a registered trademark symbol
  • Alt+Ctrl+T: Insert a trademark symbol

Shortcuts For Outlines

  • Alt+Shift+Left/Right Arrow: Promote (move to the left) or demote (move to the right) a line
  • Ctrl+Shift+N: Demote an outline level to regular body text
  • Alt+Shift+Up/Down Arrow: Move the line with the insertion point up or down in the outline
  • Alt+Shift+Plus or Minus keys: Expand or collapse text under a heading
  • Alt+Shift+A: Expand or collapse all text or headings in an outline
  • Alt+Shift+L: Show the first line of body text or all body text
  • Alt+Shift+1: Show all headings that have the Heading 1 style applied
  • Alt+Shift+any another number key: Show all headings up to that level

Shortcuts For Tables

  • Tab: Move to the next cell in a row and select its contents, if there are any
  • Shift+Tab: Move to the previous cell in a row and select its contents, if there are any
  • Alt+Home/End: Move to the first or last cell in a row
  • Alt+Page Up/Page Down: Move to the first or last cell in a column
  • Up/Down Arrow: Move to the previous or next row
  • Shift+Up/Down Arrow: Select the cell in the row above or below the insertion point or selection. You can continue pressing this combo to keep selecting more cells.
  • Alt+5 on keypad (with NumLock off): Select an entire table

I believe that this shortcut will definitely come handy for your works. And you will refer to this article, for the useful shortcuts for this awesome software by the tech giant Microsoft.

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