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Frequently Used Shortcut Keys in MS-Word on Windows

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Frequently Used and Very Important Shortcut Keys for MS-Word on Windows

Frequently and important shortcut keys of 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

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)

14. Left Alignment

  • Ctrl+L

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

15. Centre Text

  • Ctrl+E

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

16. Right Alignment

  • Ctrl+R

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

17.  Justification

  • 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

19. Change Case

  • Shift + F3

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

20. Close

  • Ctrl+W

Close the currently open document

keyboard shortcuts for selection

21. Select All

  • 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

Clear Formatting

30. Clear Formatting

  • 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

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