Everybody nowadays work on MS Word. Even though the software is simple, there are many tricks that you can do with shortcuts. These shortcuts not only save your time but also helps in mastering MS Word. Let us have a look at some of the shortcuts of MS Word.
Ctrl + 0 Toggles 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
Ctrl + A Selects all contents of the page.
Ctrl + B Bolds highlighted selection.
Ctrl + C Copies selected text.
Ctrl + D Opens the font preferences window.
Ctrl + E Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl + F Opens find box.
Ctrl + I Italicizes highlighted selection.
Ctrl + J Aligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
Ctrl + K Inserts a hyperlink.
Ctrl + L Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl + M Indents the paragraph.
Ctrl + N Opens new, blank document window.
Ctrl + O Opens the dialog box or page for selecting a file to open.
Ctrl + P Opens the print window.
Ctrl + R Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl + S Saves the open document. Just like Shift + F12.
Ctrl + T Creates a hanging indent.
Ctrl + U Underlines the selected text.
Ctrl + V Pastes the copied content.
Ctrl + W Closes the currently open document.
Ctrl + X Cuts selected text.
Ctrl + Y Redoes the last action performed.
Ctrl + Z Undoes last action.
Ctrl + Shift + L Quickly creates a bullet point.
Ctrl + Shift + F Changes the font.
Ctrl + Shift + > Increases selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.
Ctrl + ] Increases selected font +1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + < Decreases selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl + [ Decreases selected font -1pts.
Ctrl + / + c Inserts a cent sign (¢).
Ctrl + ‘ + <char> Inserts a character with an accent (grave) mark, where <char> is the character you want. For example, if you wanted an accented è you would use Ctrl + ‘ + e as your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark use the opposite accent mark, often on the tilde key.
Ctrl + Shift + * Views or hides non-printing characters.
Ctrl + <left arrow> Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl + <right arrow> Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl + <up arrow> Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl + <down arrow> Moves to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl + Del Deletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl + Backspace Deletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl + End Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl + Home Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Spacebar Resets highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl + 1 Single-space lines.
Ctrl + 2 Double-space lines.
Ctrl + 5 1.5-line spacing.
Ctrl + Alt + 1 Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2 Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3 Changes text to heading 3.
Alt + Ctrl + F2 Opens new document.
Ctrl + F1 Opens the Task Pane.
Ctrl + F2 Displays the print preview.
Ctrl + Shift + > Increases the selected text size by one.
Ctrl + Shift + < Decreases the selected text size by one.
Ctrl + Shift + F6 Switches to another open Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl + Shift + F12 Prints the document.
F1 Opens Help.
F4 Repeats the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F5 Opens the Find, Replace, and Go To window in Microsoft Word.
F7 Spell-check and grammar check selected text or document.
F12 Save As.
Shift + F3 Changes the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift + F7 Runs a Thesaurus check on the selected word.
Shift + F12 Saves the open document. Just like Ctrl + S.
Shift + Enter Create a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
Shift + Insert Pastes.
Shift + Alt + D Inserts the current date.
Shift + Alt + T Inserts the current time.
So friends, start using these shortcuts.