MS_WORD Shortcut Keys

September 10, 2023
MS_WORD Shortcut Keys

MS_WORD Shortcut Keys

 Here are some useful MS Word shortcut keys in the English language:

Basic Shortcuts:

  1. Ctrl + N: Open a new document.
  2. Ctrl + O: Open an existing document.
  3. Ctrl + S: Save the current document.
  4. Ctrl + P: Print the document.
  5. Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
  6. Ctrl + Y: Redo the last action.
  7. Ctrl + C: Copy selected text or object.
  8. Ctrl + X: Cut selected text or object.
  9. Ctrl + V: Paste copied or cut text or object.
  10. Ctrl + F: Open the Find dialog to search for text.
  11. Ctrl + H: Open the Replace dialog to replace text.
  12. Ctrl + A: Select all text and objects in the document.
  13. Ctrl + B: Bold selected text.
  14. Ctrl + I: Italicize selected text.
  15. Ctrl + U: Underline selected text.
  16. Ctrl + L: Align text to the left.
  17. Ctrl + R: Align text to the right.
  18. Ctrl + E: Center-align text.
  19. Ctrl + J: Justify text (align both left and right).

Navigation and Editing:

  1. Ctrl + Arrow keys: Navigate through text (word by word).
  2. Ctrl + Backspace: Delete previous word.
  3. Ctrl + Delete: Delete next word.
  4. Ctrl + Home: Move the cursor to the beginning of the document.
  5. Ctrl + End: Move the cursor to the end of the document.
  6. Ctrl + Semicolon (;): Insert the current date.
  7. Ctrl + Colon (:): Insert the current time.

Formatting Shortcuts:

  1. Ctrl + B: Apply or remove bold formatting.
  2. Ctrl + I: Apply or remove italic formatting.
  3. Ctrl + U: Apply or remove underline formatting.
  4. Ctrl + 1: Single-line spacing.
  5. Ctrl + 2: Double-line spacing.
  6. Ctrl + 5: Set 1.5-line spacing.
  7. Ctrl + ]: Increase font size.
  8. Ctrl + [: Decrease font size.

Tables and Lists:

  1. Ctrl + Tab: Move to the next cell in a table.
  2. Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move to the previous cell in a table.
  3. Tab: Indent a list item.
  4. Shift + Tab: Outdent a list item.

These shortcuts can help you work more efficiently in Microsoft Word. Remember that they may vary slightly depending on your Word version and operating system.

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Shagufta Naz is a Multi-disciplinary Designer who is leading NewzFlex Product Design Team and also working on the Strategic planning & development for branded content across NewzFlex Digital Platforms through comprehensive research and data analysis. She is currently working as the Principal UI/UX Designer & Content-writer for NewzFlex and its projects, and also as an Editor for the sponsored section of NewzFlex.