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Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys


Mouse shortcuts:

Shortcut                                                                                             Description
Double-click (on a word)                                                                    Select the word.
Single-click (anywhere in a sentence) + Holding CTRL                      Select the entire sentence.
Triple-click (anywhere in a paragraph)                                              Select the entire paragraph.
Click, hold, drag, then release                                                            Select text from the click
position to release position.
Click first position, hold SHIFT key, then click 2nd position               Select text from the 1st position to the 2nd position.
Hold ALT key, then click and drag                                                      Vertical select text.
Hold CTRL key, then scroll wheel                                                       Zoom in/out.




Keyboard shortcuts:

Shortcut                                   Description
Ctrl + A                                   Select all (including text, graphics).
Ctrl + B                                   Bold.
Ctrl + I                                     Italic.
Ctrl + U                                    Underline.
Ctrl + C                                    Copy.
Ctrl + V                                   Paste.
Ctrl + X                                                Cut.
Ctrl + F                                                Find.
Ctrl + Z                                                Undo.
Ctrl + Y                                                Redo.
Ctrl + P                                                Open the print dialog.
Ctrl + K                                                Insert link.
Ctrl + L                                                Left align.
Ctrl + E                                                Center align.
Ctrl + R                                                Right align.
Ctrl + M                                   Indent.
Ctrl + (left arrow)                   Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl + (right arrow)                 Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl + (up arrow)                     Moves cursor to the beginning of the paragraph.
Ctrl + (down arrow)                Moves cursor to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl + Shift + F                         Change font.
Ctrl + Shift + *                         View/hide non-printing characters.
Ctrl + Del                                 Deletes word to the right of cursor.
Ctrl + Backspace                     Deletes word to the left of cursor.
Ctrl + End                                Moves cursor to the end of document.
Ctrl + Home                            Moves cursor to the beginning of document.
Ctrl + Spacebar                       Reset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl + 1                                                Single-space.
Ctrl + 2                                                Double-space.
Ctrl + 5                                                1.5-line.
Ctrl + Alt + 1                            Format text: heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2                            Format text: heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3                            Format text: heading 3.
F1                                            Help.
F4                                            Repeat the last action
F5                                            Go to .
F7                                            Spelling and grammar.
F12                                          Save as.
F8 then (left arrow)                Increase selection to the left by one character
F8 then (right arrow)              Increase selection to the right by one character
Ctrl + F1                                  Task Pane.
Ctrl + F2                                  Print preview.
Alt + Ctrl + F2                          New document.
Shift + F3                                 Cycle between capitalized formats
Ctrl + Insert                             Copy.
Shift + Insert                            Paste.
Shift + End                               Select from current position to the end of the line.
Shift + Home                           Select from current position to the beginning of the line.
Ctrl + Shift + (left arrow)        Select from current position to the beginning of the word.
Ctrl + Shift + (right arrow)      Select from current position to the end of the word.
Ctrl + Shift + (up arrow)          Select from current position to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Shift + (down arrow)     Select from current position to the end of the document.
Ctrl + Shift + Page Up             Select from current position to the beginning of the window.
Ctrl + Shift + Page Down         Select from current position to the end of the window.
Shift + Page Up                       One screen page up.
Shift + Page Down                   One screen page down.
Shift + F7                                 Thesaurus check selected text.
Shift + F12                               Save.
Ctrl + Shift + F12                     Print.
Alt + Shift + D                          Insert the current date.
Alt + Shift + T                          Insert the current time.