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Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Added by LAURA NICOLE MASSARO KAUFFMAN , last edited by LAURA NICOLE MASSARO KAUFFMAN on Jan 29, 2009 12:27


Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can save time and the effort of switching from the keyboard to the mouse to execute simple commands. Print this list of Word keyboard shortcuts and keep it by your computer for a quick reference.

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Note: A plus sign indicates that the keys need to be pressed at the same time.

Word Shortcut Keys

Description

CTRL+A

Select all contents of the page.

CTRL+B

Bold highlighted selection.

CTRL+C

Copy selected text.

CTRL+X

Paste selected text.

CTRL+P

Open the Print dialog box.

CTRL+F

Open Find dialog box.

CTRL+I

Italicize highlighted selection.

CTRL+K

Insert link.

CTRL+U

Underline highlighted selection.

CTRL+Y

Redo the last action.

CTRL+Z

Undo last action.

CTRL+L

Left-aligns the selected text.

CTRL+E

Centers the selected text.

CTRL+R

Right-aligns the selected text.

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Changes the font.

CTRL+SHIFT+>

Increases the font +1pt if less than 12pt, otherwise +2pt.

CTRL+]

Increases the selected font +1pt.

CTRL+SHIFT+<

Decreases the font -1 pt if less than 12pt, otherwise -2 pt.

CTRL+[

Decreases the selected font -1pt.

CTRL+SHIFT+*

Show/hide nonprinting 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+DEL

Deletes word to the right of the cursor.

CTRL+BACKSPACE

Deletes word to the left of the cursor.

CTRL+END

Moves cursor to the end of the document.

CTRL+HOME

Moves cursor to the beginning of the document.

CTRL+SPACE BAR

Reset highlighted text to default font.

CTRL+1

Single-space lines.

CTRL+2

Double-space lines.

CTRL+5

1.5-line-space lines.

CTRL+ALT+1

Changes text to Heading 1.

CTRL+ALT+2

Changes text to Heading 2.

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