Most Important Shortcut Keys of MS Word – 2022’s Master

To do document work faster you need to use shortcut keys of MS Word that are used frequently. These reduce the mouse work and make documents work pretty fast in less time. The Most Important and Frequently used shortcuts of MS Word are explained in this article.

Shortcut keys of Microsoft Word
Shortcut keys of Microsoft Word

Most Important Shortcut Keys of MS Word

Shortcut Keys of MS WordDescription
Ctrl+B Make the selected text Bold
Ctrl+IItalicize the selected text
Ctrl+UUnderline the selected text
Ctrl+SSaves the document work
Ctrl+XCut the selected text and put it on the clipboard
Ctrl+CCopy the selected text (Copied text goes to the Clipboard)
Ctrl+VPaste the Items(contents) of the clipboard (after cutting or copying)
Ctrl+ZUndo reverses the last action you performed
Ctrl+YRedo the action you performed
Ctrl+Shift+>Increase the selected font size by 2 points
Ctrl+Shift+<Decrease the selected font size by 2 points
Ctrl+]Increase the selected font size by 1 point
Ctrl+[Decrease the selected font size by 1 point
Ctrl+LAligns a word, line, Paragraph, or Whole content  to the Left in the document
Ctrl+EAligns a word, line, Paragraph, or Whole content  to the Centre of a document
Ctrl+RAligns a Word, Line, Paragraph, or Whole content  to the Left in the document
Ctrl + jTo justify the paragraph/s for a clean look by giving extra space between words
Ctrl + Mouse ScrollZoom in and out a Document
Shift + F3Change the selected text to the Upper, Lower, and Sentence case
Ctrl+WClose the currently open document
Shift+Alt+↓Move the selected paragraph down
Shift+Alt+↑Move the selected paragraph up
Ctrl+ASelects all the contents in a document
Shift+←Select one by one character to the left side of the cursor
Shift+→Select one by one character to the Right side of the cursor
Shift+↓Select one by one line to the down
Shift+↑Select one by one line to the up
Ctrl+shift+→Select one by one word to the right of the cursor
Ctrl+shift+←Select one by one word to the left of the cursor
Ctrl+shift+↑Select one by one paragraph to the up
Ctrl+shift+↓Select one by one paragraph to the down
Ctrl+Space barClears all the Formatting from the selection (Resets highlighted text to the default font)
DeleteDeletes one character from the beginning  of the line/paragraph 
Ctrl+DeleteDeletes one word from the beginning  of the line/paragraph
BackspaceDeletes one Character from the ending of the line/paragraph
Ctrl + BackspaceDeletes one Word from the ending of the line/paragraph
EnterBreaks one Paragraph into two  Paragraphs from the cursor position 
Ctrl + EnterBreaks one Page into two pages (Also, used to add more pages or move the text to the next page from the cursor position) 
Shift + EnterBreaks one line into two lines from the cursor position 
Ctrl + Shift + EnterBreaks one Column content to the next column from the cursor position
Alt + Ctrl + RTo insert the Registration Symbol
 Alt + Ctrl + CTo insert the Copyright Symbol
Alt + Ctrl + TTo insert the Trademark Symbol
F1Get all about MS Office or you can visit office.com
 F2To move the selected text, First, you need to select the text and press F2, then position your Cursor wherever you want and then press the Enter key.
 F3To copy the selected text or graphics in a word document.
 F4Repeats the last action you have done before
F5Go to the Page, Line, Footnote, Endnote, Section, etc. 
F6Go to the Next Page or Frame
F7Checks the Spelling and Grammar errors (no proof error) in your word document
F8Extends the text selection in a word document
F9Update the selected (e.g: date and time)Fields 
F10It Shows the Keys Tips on the Ribbon Tabs
F11Got to the next Field
F12The command “Save As” is used to save the same document wherever you want with the same/different name.
Shortcut Keys of MS Word

Why do we use keyboard shortcuts in Word?

To do document work faster you need to use shortcut keys that are used frequently. shortcut keys reduce the mouse work and make documents work pretty fast in less time.

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