30 Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word

Jun 01, 2017 - by Andrew Reeves

I have had several people in my Microsoft Word training classes asking if there is a good list of word shortcuts. Microsoft have produced an article but I have composed a list of the best and most useful ones that I have come across from working with word over the last 20 years. As Word has changed and developed over the years with plenty of new versions, some of these areas may be unfamiliar to you. So if you would like to find out more about using Word and getting the most from it, do have a look at attending one of our courses such as the Microsoft Word Office Users course.

Shortcuts Keys

Operation

Ctrl+X

Cut

Ctrl+C

Copy

Ctrl+V

Paste

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Y

Redo

Ctrl+S

Save

Ctrl+P

Print

Shortcuts for moving around easily / quickly in Word

Home

Beginning of line

End

End of line

Ctrl + Home

Go to start of document

Ctrl + End

Go to end of document

Right Arrow

Right one character

Left Arrow

Left one character

Ctrl+Right Arrow

Right one word

Ctrl+Left Arrow

Left one word

Up Arrow

Up one line

Down Arrow

Down one line

Ctrl+Up Arrow

Up one paragraph

Ctrl+Down Arrow

Down one paragraph

F4

Repeat last command

Ctrl + A

Select Whole Document

Text Formatting Shortcuts in Word

Ctrl+B

Bold

Ctrl+I

Italics

Ctrl+U

Underline

Ctrl+Period

Bulleted list

Ctrl+/

Numbered list

Ctrl+L

Align left

Ctrl+R

Align right

Ctrl+E

Align centre

Ctrl+[

Shrink font size

Ctrl+]

Grow font size

 

I hope you find this list of shortcuts useful and do feel free to ask us if you need any assistance or want to attend one of our courses.

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