MS Word Shortcut Keys [Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys]

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2 min readJan 28, 2023

Here are some common Microsoft Word shortcut keys:

  • Ctrl + N: Create a new document
  • Ctrl + O: Open an existing document
  • Ctrl + S: Save the current document
  • Ctrl + P: Print the current document
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo the last action
  • Ctrl + X: Cut the selected text
  • Ctrl + C: Copy the selected text
  • Ctrl + V: Paste the copied or cut text
  • Ctrl + A: Select all the text
  • Ctrl + B: Bold the selected text
  • Ctrl + I: Italicize the selected text
  • Ctrl + U: Underline the selected text
  • Ctrl + T: Create a hanging indent
  • Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase the font size
  • Ctrl + Shift + <: Decrease the font size
  • Ctrl + Shift + *: Show or hide nonprinting characters
  • Ctrl + Tab: Move between open Word documents
  • Ctrl + Shift + T: Reopen the last closed document
  • Ctrl + F: Find and replace text
  • Ctrl + H: Find and replace text
  • Ctrl + G: Go to a specific page, line, or section
  • Ctrl + L: Left align text
  • Ctrl + R: Right align text
  • Ctrl + E: Center align text
  • Ctrl + J: Justify text
  • Ctrl + Shift + J: Distribute text evenly
  • Ctrl + Shift + L: Apply bullet point formatting
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Apply the Normal style
  • Ctrl + Shift + D: Duplicate the selected text
  • Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase the selected text’s font size by 1 point
  • Ctrl + Shift + <: Decrease the selected text’s font size by 1 point
  • Alt + Shift + D: Insert the date
  • Alt + Shift + T: Insert the time
  • Ctrl + Shift + D: Double underline the selected text
  • Ctrl + Shift + Space: Clear the formatting from the selected text
  • Ctrl + K: Create a hyperlink
  • Ctrl + Shift + C: Copy the formatting of the selected text
  • Ctrl + Shift + V: Paste the formatting
  • Ctrl + Shift + F: Change the font
  • Ctrl + Shift + P: Change the paragraph formatting
  • Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase the selected text’s font size
  • Ctrl + Shift + <: Decrease the selected text’s font size
  • Ctrl + 1–9: Apply heading 1–9 styles
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Apply the Normal style
  • Ctrl + Shift + L: Apply bullet point formatting
  • Ctrl + Shift + O: Apply the outline format
  • Ctrl + Shift + W: Apply or remove the underline formatting
  • Ctrl + Shift + +: Apply superscript formatting
  • Ctrl + Shift + -: Apply subscript formatting
  • Ctrl + Shift + *: Show or hide nonprinting characters
  • F7: Check the spelling and grammar
  • Shift + F7: Run the Thesaurus check
  • Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S: Create a table of contents

Please note that these shortcuts may vary depending on the version of Microsoft Word you are using.

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