The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word
We’ve all seen that one Microsoft Wizard at work in the office, the guy who knows shortcuts that we’d swear not even Microsoft know about yet. It’s amazing to watch and we can’t help ourselves but be a little bit jealous that we don’t know near half the shortcuts he does.
How easy his working life must be with all of those shortcuts at the tip of his fingers.
Well, we are here to give you the ultimate list of keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word. A list you can memorize, refer back to at any time or print out and stick on your office wall.
No matter how you plan on learning the list, in this post we will show you all of the best keyboard shortcuts in Word.
List of keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word
These shortcuts are those that help you open, close, save and print your document. Some of these shortcuts will not complete the action for you, but instead open an action box to allow you to make some final decisions before pressing enter.
For example, Print shortcut – this will open the print window for you to select the pages you wish to print, printer and more.
|Create a new document||Ctrl+N||COMMAND +N|
|Open a document||Ctrl+O||COMMAND +O|
|Save the document||Ctrl+S||COMMAND +S|
|Close the document||Ctrl+W||COMMAND +F4|
|Cancel a command||Esc||Esc|
|Undo the previous action||Ctrl+Z||COMMAND +Z|
|Redo the previous action||Ctrl+Y||COMMAND +Y|
|Display the Print dialog||Ctrl+P||COMMAND +P|
These shortcuts will help you format your text, such as bold, underline, select text or change the font size.
|Select all content||Ctrl+A||COMMAND +A|
|Cut the selected content||Ctrl+X||COMMAND +X|
|Copy the selected content||Ctrl+C||COMMAND +C|
|Paste the contents of the Clipboard||Ctrl+V||COMMAND +V|
|Bold formatting||Ctrl+B||COMMAND +B|
|Underline formatting||Ctrl+U||COMMAND +U|
|Italics formatting||Ctrl+I||COMMAND +I|
|Change font||Ctrl+D||COMMAND +Shift+F|
|Increase font size by 1||Ctrl+]||COMMAND +]|
|Decrease font size by 1||Ctrl+[||COMMAND +[|
|Switch between upper case & lower case||Shift+F3||Shift+F3|
|Align text to the left||Ctrl+L||COMMAND +L|
|Centre text||Ctrl+E||COMMAND +E|
|Align text to the right||Ctrl+R||COMMAND +R|
These shortcuts are designed to help you navigate around your document quickly, searching for a particular word or moving to a specific page.
|Display search pane to find text||Ctrl+F||COMMAND +F|
|Open Find and Replace dialog||Ctrl+H||Control+H|
|Open Go To dialog||Ctrl+G||COMMAND +Option+G|
If you are looking for a shortcut, Microsoft also outlines some of the shortcuts next to the clickable action, such as below:
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