Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word on Windows

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Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word

Frequently Used Short Keys in MS-Word: To do document work faster you need to use short cut keys that is used frequency. This reduces the mouse work and makes document work pretty fast in less time. Most Important and Frequent used shortcuts are discussed below.

Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word

Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word 

1. Bold

  • Ctrl+B

Make the selected text in Bold

2. Italic

  • Ctrl+I

Italicize the selected text

3. Underline

  • Ctrl+U

Underline the selected text

4. Save

  • Ctrl+S

Saves the document work

5. Cut

  • Ctrl+X

Cut the selected text and put it on the clipboard

6. Copy

 

  • Ctrl+C

Copy the selected text.(Copied text goes to the Clipboard)

7. Paste

  • Ctrl+V

Paste the Items(contents) of the clipboard (after cut or copy)

8. Undo

  • Ctrl+Z

Undo reverses the last action you performed

9. Redo

  • Ctrl+Y

Redo the action you performed

10 Increase Font Size

  • Ctrl+Shift+>

Increase the selected font size (2 points)

11. Decrease Font Size

  • Ctrl+Shift+<

Decrease the selected font size (2 points)

12. Increase Font Size

  • Ctrl+]

Increase the selected font size (1 point)

13. Decrease Font Size

  • Ctrl+[

Decrease the selected font size (1 point)

  • Ctrl+L

Aligns a word, line, Paragraph, or Whole content  to the Left in the document

15. Center Text

  • Ctrl+E

Aligns a word, line, Paragraph, or Whole content  to the Centre in a document

  • Ctrl+R

Aligns a Word, Line, Paragraph, or Whole content  to the Left in the document

  • Ctrl+J

To justify the paragraph/s for clean look by giving extra space between words

18. Zoom

  • Ctrl + Mouse Scroll

Zoom in and out a Document

  • Shift + F3

Change the selected text to the Upper, Lower, and Sentence case

20. Close

  • Ctrl+W

Close the currently open document

20. Move paragraph down

  • Shift+Alt+↓

move the selected paragraph down

20. Move paragraph up

  • Shift+Alt+↑

move the selected paragraph up

Frequently Used Shortcut Keys for selection

Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word 

  • Ctrl+A

Selects all the contents in a document

22. Select a character to the left

  • Shift+←

Select one by one character to the left side of the cursor

23. Select a character to the Right

 

  • Shift+→

Select one by one character to the Right side of the cursor

24. Select a character to the Down

  • Shift+↓

Select one by one line to the down

25. Select a character to the Up

  • Shift+↑

Select one by one line to the up

26. One Word Selection

  • Ctrl+shift+→

Select one by one word to the right of the cursor

27. One Word Selection

  • Ctrl+shift+←

Select one by one word to the left of the cursor

28. One Paragraph Selection

  • Ctrl+shift+↑

Select one by one paragraph to the up

29. One Paragraph Selection

  • Ctrl+shift+↓

Select one by one paragraph to the down

Frequently Used Shortcut Keys for Clear Formatting

Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word 

  • Ctrl+Space bar

Clears all the Formatting from the selection (Resets highlighted text to the default font)

Frequently used shortcut keys for Text Deletion

31. One Character deletion

 

  • Delete

Deletes one character from the beginning  of the line/paragraph 

32. One Word deletion

 

  • Ctrl+Delete

Deletes one word from the beginning  of the line/paragraph

33. One Character deletion

  • Backspace

Deletes one Character from the ending of the line/paragraph

34. One Character deletion

 

  • Ctrl + Backspace

Deletes one Word from the ending of the line/paragraph

Frequently used shortcut keys for Paragraph, Page, Line and Column Break

35. A Paragraph Break

  •  Enter

Breaks one Paragraph into two  Paragraphs from the cursor position 

  •  Ctrl + Enter

Breaks one Page into two   two pages (Also, used to add more pages or move text to the next page from the cursor position) 

37. A Line Break

  •  Shift + Enter

Breaks one line into two lines from the cursor position 

38. A Column Break

  •  Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Breaks one Column content to the next Column from the cursor position

Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word 

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