Useful Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL A-Z and Others
We live in a fast-paced society and often enough it seems like there is not enough time in the day to accomplish what needs to be done. If there are shortcuts we can implement that will save us valuable time then we will give them a try. We have nothing to lose if we do. Who knows? They just might work.
Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts
Whether you are technologically savvy or not you can still implement shortcuts when using software applications such as Microsoft Word. The shortcuts are easy to use and remember. For those people that tend to forget things, keeping a print out of the shortcuts is not a bad idea.
There are many shortcuts available for use in Microsoft Word using the keyboard - CTRL shortcuts, SHIFT shortcuts, ALT Shortcuts, and Function Key shortcuts (i.e. F1). There are also other keyboard shortcuts, and shortcuts that do not use the keyboard at all. They are all useful to know and save valuable time. You decide which shortcuts you want to use and which shortcuts to ignore. You don't have to use shortcuts at all if you don't want to. But why not give them a try?
In this hub I thought I would introduce you to the CTRL shortcuts that you can use when working with Microsoft Word.
CTRL Shortcuts from A-Z:
CTRL + A = Select text
CTRL + B = Bold text
CTRL + C = Copy text
CTRL + D = Open font formatting window
CTRL + E = Center text
CTRL + F = Find a phrase
CTRL + G = Go To a specific page or bookmark
CTRL + H = Replace text with another text or replace text with different formatting
CTRL + I = Italicize text
CTRL + J = Justify text
CTRL + K = Open Insert Hyperlink window
CTRL + L = Left align text
CTRL + M = Indent a paragraph from the left
CTRL + N = Open new Word document
CTRL + O = Open an existing Word document
CTRL + P = Print Word document
CTRL + Q = Remove paragraph formatting
CTRL + R = Right align text
CTRL + S = Save Word document
CTRL + T = Create a hanging indent
CTRL + U = Underline text
CTRL + V = Paste text
CTRL + W = Close Word document
CTRL + X = Cut text
CTRL + Y = Redo an action previously undone OR repeat an action
CTRL + Z = Undo a previous action
CTRL + SHIFT Shortcuts From A-Z:
CTRL + SHIFT + C
CTRL + SHIFT + D = Double Underline text
CTRL + SHIFT + E = Track changes
CTRL + SHIFT + F = Change the font
CTRL + SHIFT + H = Apply hidden text formatting
CTRL + SHIFT + K = Format letters as small capitals
CTRL + SHIFT + L = Apply the List style
CTRL + SHIFT + M = Remove a paragraph indent from the left
CTRL + SHIFT + N = Apply the Normal Style
CTRL + SHIFT + P = Change the font size
CTRL + SHIFT + Q = Change the selection to the Symbol font
CTRL + SHIFT + S = Apply a style
CTRL + SHIFT + T= Reduce a hanging indent
CTRL + SHIFT + V =Paste Formats
CTRL + SHIFT + W = Underline words but not spaces
Other CTRL Shortcuts
CTRL + ] = Increase size of selected text by one point
CTRL + [ = Decrease size of selected text by one point
CTRL + SHIFT+ > = Increase font size
CTRL + SHIFT + < = Decrease font size
CTRL + 1 = Single-space lines
CTRL + 2 = Double-space lines
CTRL + 5 = 1.5 space lines
CTRL + 0 = Add/remove one line space preceding a paragraph
CTRL + Left Arrow = Move one word to the left
CTRL + Right Arrow = Move one word to the right
CTRL + Up Arrow = Move one paragraph up
CTRL + Down Arrow =Move one paragraph down
CTRL + Page Up = Go to the top of previous page
CTRL + Page Down = Go to the top of next page
CTRL + END = Go to the end of document
CTRL + HOME = Go to the beginning of document
CTRL + ENTER = Page break
CTRL + DELETE = Delete one word to the right
CTRL + BACKSPACE = Delete one word to the left
CTRL + TAB = Insert a Tab character
CTRL + ALT + C = Copyright symbol
CTRL + ALT + R = Registered trademark symbol
CTRL + ALT + T = Trademark symbol
CTRL + ALT + M = Insert a comment
CTRL + ALT + I = Switch in or out of print preview
There are more CTRL shortcuts than what I have mentioned above. Since you have plenty of CTRL shortcuts to digest already I thought it would be best to not include anymore. Hope these shortcuts are helpful to you and hope you can apply them the next time you use Microsoft Word.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Questions & Answers
What is the function of ctrl + =?
This is the shortcut for subscript.Helpful 385
My key letter h is not functioning. What shortcut should I use?
First, make sure that the Num Lock (Number Lock) button is turned on and that you have the number keypad on your keyboard. Then press and hold the ALT key and then type 72 on the number keypad for capital H. For lowercase h you will need to type 104 on the number keypad instead.Helpful 224
What is the use of the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ Shift + Esc?
This keyboard shortcut opens the Task Manager in Windows.Helpful 197
What is CTRL * used for?
CTRL * shows paragraph marks and other formatting symbols that are hidden.Helpful 187
What keyboard shortcut do you use to shut down a system?
ALT + F4 should allow you to shut down.Helpful 136
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