MS Word Short Keys

Like many people I think you will also find the shortcut ways to save time while using MS Word. In MS Office Word there are so many shortcut keys that you can use to save your time and for the easy way to do your work. You will not to go to various menus or columns to find the required function. Just use your key board to do your function you want in seconds thus saving your precious time. These keys are your best friend while you use Micro Soft Office Word.Every expert in MS Word uses these keys although the learners or the beginners don’t use or they even not know about these key. They can get help from here to use these keys in a proper way. Here are a number of various keys that you can use for your ease. Most of these keys are separated by +, + does not mean you press +, it just says that you use 1st key along with the other.

Advantage of MS Word Short Keys

There are many reasons for the use of shortcut keys.

a-                   These are time saver.

b-                   These keys make the MS Word work easy.

c-                   They save the much mental work.

For example if you want to save a document without using shortcut keys. You first go to the file menu and then you click save icon. This takes time. You can just click Ctrl + S to do this function just in seconds. In the same way if you want to find some text you click edit menu and then you click the icon of “Find”, you can do this action by just pressing the keys Ctrl + F. These key also minimize the use of mouse. Here are a number of keys that can be great beneficial for beginners as well as advanced learners.


MS Word Short Keys



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Shortcut Keys



Ctrl + A Select All It is used to select the entire document
Ctrl + B Bold It makes the selection Bold
Ctrl + C Copy It is used to copy the selected document, word or phrase
Ctrl + D Font Dialogue Box It is used to open the font Dialogue box
Ctrl + E Align Center Makes the indent to center
Ctrl + F Find It is used to find word or phrase
Ctrl + G Go to Jumps to a specified place in the active document
Ctrl + H Find and Replace To Open the Find and Replace Dialogue Box
Ctrl + I Italic Makes the selection italic (toggle)
Ctrl +J Justify Aligns the paragraph at both the left and the right indent
Ctrl + K Hyperlink Insert Hyperlink
Ctrl + L Align Left Aligns the paragraph at the left indent
Ctrl + M Indent Paragraph Moves the left indent to the next tab stop
Ctrl + N New Page To Open a new document
Ctrl + O Open Document It is used to opens an existing document or template
Ctrl + P Print Opens print Dialogue Box
Ctrl + Q ResetPara Makes the selection the default paragraph format of the applied style
Ctrl + R Align Right Aligns the paragraph at the right indent
Ctrl + S Save To save document
Ctrl + T Hanging Indent It is used to hanging indent
Ctrl + U  Underline Formats the selection with a continuous underline (toggle)
Ctrl + V Paste It is used for pasting
Ctrl + W Save Changes It is used to save all changes
Ctrl + X Cut It is used to cut the document or word
Ctrl + Y Redo It is used to redo the last action
Ctrl + Z Undo It is used to undo the last action
Ctrl + 1 Single Space Line It is used for single spacing between two lines
Ctrl + 2 Double Space Line It is used for double spacing between two lines
Ctrl + 5 1.5 Space Line It is used for 1.5 spacing between two lines
Ctrl + Alt + 1 Heading 1 Makes the selection Heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2 Heading 2 Makes the selection Heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3 Heading 3 Makes the selection Heading 3
Ctrl + Shift + F Change Font It is used for the purpose of changing font size
Ctrl + Shift + > Increase Font Size Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts.
Ctrl + Shift + ] Increase Font Size Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + < Decrease Font Size Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl + Shift + [ Decrease Font Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl + Shift + D Current Date Insert the current date.
Ctrl + Shift + T Current Time Insert the current time.
Ctrl + Shift + A All Caps It makes the selection all caps
Ctrl + Shift + D Double Underline Double underlines the selection (toggle)
Ctrl + > Grow Font Increases the font size of the selection
Tab Next Cell Moves to the next table cell
Ctrl + < Shrink Font Decreases the font size of the selection
Ctrl + [ Shrink Font One Point Decreases the font size of the selection by one point
Ctrl + Shift + K Small Caps Makes the selection small capitals (toggle)
Alt + Ctrl + P View Page Displays the page more-or-less as it will be printed, and allows editing (In Word 2000 the menu item is called Print Layout, but fortunately the command hasn't changed.
Print Screen Copies Screen It is used to copy the screen then you can paste it in any where in any document
F4 Repeat the previous function It is used to repeat the previous function
F1 Help Microsoft Word Help



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    useful job...

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  3. Zubair says:

    Well and good job. Its basic requirement for office works in every field around world.

  4. thanks says:

    you are contributing enormously by sharing your knowledge effectively, many peopale have alot but can neither share nor contribute. Thank you.

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