Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Microsoft Word shortcut keys

Microsoft Word shortcut keys
Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Word. See our main shortcut page if you're looking for other shortcut keys used in other programs.
Shortcut Keys -----------------------------------------Description
Ctrl + A--------------------------Select all contents of the page.
Ctrl + B--------------------------Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + C--------------------------Copy selected text.
Ctrl + X -------------------------Cut selected text.
Ctrl + P--------------------------Open the print window.
Ctrl + F--------------------------Open find box.
Ctrl + I--------------------------Italic 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 + L--------------------------Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl + E--------------------------Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl + R--------------------------Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl + M-------------------- -----Indent the paragraph.
Ctrl + Shift + F-------------------Change the font.
Ctrl + Shift + >-------------------Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts.
Ctrl + ]---------------------------Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + --------------------Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 ----------------------------------------decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl + [--------------------------Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + *------------------View or hide non printing 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 right of cursor.
Ctrl + Backspace-----------------Deletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl + End-----------------------Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl + Home---------------------Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Spacebar------------------Reset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl + 1--------------------------Single-space lines.
Ctrl + 2--------------------------Double-space lines.
Ctrl + 5--------------------------1.5-line spacing.
Ctrl + Alt + 1---------------------Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2---------------------Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3---------------------Changes text to heading 3.
Ctrl + F1-------------------------Open the Task Pane.
F1--------------------------------Open Help.
Alt + Ctrl + F2--------------------Open new document.
Ctrl + F2-------------------------Display the print preview.
Shift + F3------------------------Change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift + Insert---------------------Paste.
F4--------------------------------Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F5--------------------------------Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
Ctrl + Shift + F6------------------Opens to another open Microsoft Word document.
F7--------------------------------Spell and grammar check selected text and/or document.
Shift + F7-------------------------Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
F12-------------------------------Save as.
Shift + F12------------------------Save.
Ctrl + Shift + F12------------------Prints the document.
Alt + Shift + D---------------------Insert the current date.
Alt + Shift + T---------------------Insert the current time.
In addition to the above shortcut keys users can also use their mouse as a method of quickly do something commonly performed. Below some are examples of mouse shortcuts.
Mouse shortcuts
Click, hold, and drag
Selects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
Double-click------------If double-click a word, selects the complete word.
Double-click------------Double-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line will make the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
Double-click------------Double-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop.
Triple-click-------------Selects the line or paragraph of the text the mouse triple-clicked.
Ctrl + Mouse wheel-----Zooms in and out of document.

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