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Keyboard Shortcuts For Microsoft Word




Ctrl + N  = To create a new document

Ctrl + O  = To open an existing document

Ctrl + S  = To save the entire document

Ctrl + C  = To copy selected text / sentence / entire document

Ctrl + V  = To paste text / sentence / entire document

Ctrl + X  = To cut selected text / sentence / entire document

Ctrl + P  = To print a document

Ctrl + B  = To make selected text bold

Ctrl + I  = To make selected text italic

Ctrl + U  = To make selected text underline

Ctrl + A  = To select the entire document

Ctrl + F  = To find some similar word / letter from the entire document

Ctrl + H  = To replace some similar word / letter from the entire document

Ctrl + L = To change alignment to left

Ctrl + R = To change alignment to right

Ctrl + E = To change alignment to centre

Ctrl + J = To change alignment to justify

Ctrl + K = To make hyperlink to selected text

Ctrl + Alt + F = To insert footnote to the end of a page of a document

Ctrl + Alt + D = To insert end note to the end of the document

Ctrl + Backspace = To delete/erase a word each time

Ctrl + Shift + >/. = To increase the font size by 2 points

Ctrl + Shift + </, = To decrease the font size by 2 points

Ctrl + Shift + = = To make selected letter superscript

Ctrl + = = To make selected letter subscript

F7 = To check the spelling & grammar of text in the document

Shift + Left Arrow    =  To select one character to the left

Shift + Right Arrow  =  To select one character to the right 

Shift + Up Arrow  =  To select one line up from the place of insertion point

Shift + Down Arrow  =  To select one line down from the place of insertion point



Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow  =  To select a word from its beginning to its end

Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow  =  To select a word from its end to beginning

Shift + End  =  To select a line from its beginning to its end from the place of insertion point

Press Home and then Shift + End  =  To select a line from its end to its beginning

Press Home and then Shift + Up Arrow  =  To Select one line up

Press Home and then Shift + Down Arrow  =  To Select one line down

Shift + Home  =  To select a line from its end to beginning from the place of insertion point

Press End and then Shift + Home  =  To select a line from its end to its beginning

Press End and then press Shift + Down Arrow  =  To select one line down

Press End and then press Shift + Up Arrow  =  To select one line up

Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow =  To select a paragraph from its end to its beginning from the place of insertion point

Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow  =  To select a paragraph from its beginning to its end from the place of insertion point

Ctrl + Shift + Home  =  To select a document from its end to its beginning from the place of insertion point

Ctrl + Shift + End. = To select a document from its beginning to its end beginning from the place of insertion point

Alt + Left mouse click = To open research task pane to search through reference materials, such as dictionaries, encyclopedia and translation services

Shift + F7 = Get a suggested words with similar meaning to the selected word.

Ctrl + Shift +E = To track all changes made to the documents, including insertions, deletions, and formatting changes

Alt + F8 = To view the list of macros, from which you can create, run or delete a macros

Press F8 once = To turn on selection mode and then use arrows or use mouse to select text. Press Esc to turn off the selection mode

Press F8 twice = To select a word. . Press Esc to turn off the selection mode

Press F8 thrice = To select a sentence. . Press Esc to turn off the selection mode

Press F8 four times = To select a paragraph. . Press Esc to turn off the selection mode

Press F8 five times = To select the document. Press Esc to turn off the selection

Ctrl + Shift + F8 = To turn on selection mode for vertical block of text. Press Esc to turn off the selection mode

Alt + Shift +X = To insert mark index entry to the document

Alt + Shift + I = To insert mark citation to the document




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