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Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Don't remember all of those Word keyboard shortcuts you learned in your last class? No problem! Here are some of the most popular shortcuts for you to use.

While many of these shortcuts will work for all versions of Word, these lists have been prepared for Word 2010, 2007 and 2003 so if you have another version of the program, some of the actions may or may not be applicable.

Action

Shortcut Key

Select an entire word Double-click anywhere in the word
Select an entire sentence Press Ctrl while clicking anywhere in the sentence
Select an entire paragraph Triple-click anywhere in the paragraph
Move to the beginning of the current word Ctrl + Left arrow
Move to the beginning of the next word Ctrl + Right arrow
Move to the beginning of the next paragraph Ctrl + Down arrow
Indent a paragraph Ctrl + M
Remove an indent Ctrl + Shift + M
Hanging indent Ctrl + T
Remove a hanging indent Ctrl + Shift + T
Center a paragraph Ctrl + E
Left-align a paragraph Ctrl + L
Right-align a paragraph Ctrl + R
Justify a paragraph Ctrl + J
Create a non-breaking space Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar
Create a page break Ctrl + Enter
Create a line break Shift + Enter
Remove all Formatting Ctrl + Shift + N
Open the page setup dialog box Double-click the ruler margin
Open the paragraph dialog box Double-click an indent marker
Open the tab dialog box Double-click a tab marker
Insert the current date Alt + Shift + D
Insert the current time Alt + Shift + T
Set single-space line spacing Ctrl + 1
Set double-space line spacing Ctrl + 2
Set 1.5-line spacing Ctrl + 5
Open the macros dialog box Alt + F8
Open the thesaurus Shift + F7
Open the word count dialog box Ctrl + Shift + G
Create a non-breaking hyphen Ctrl + Hyphen
Decrease font size one value Ctrl + Shift + <
Increase font size one value Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size 1 point Ctrl + [
Increase font size 1 point Ctrl + ]
Remove paragraph or character formatting Ctrl + spacebar
Paste Special Ctrl + Alt + V
Switch to Page Layout view Ctrl + Alt + P
Switch to Outline view Ctrl + Alt + O
Copy formatting from text Ctrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only Ctrl + Shift + V
Change case Shift + F3
Switch in or out of Print Preview Ctrl + F2
Insert a comment Alt + Ctrl + M
Beginning of Document CTRL+HOME
End of Document CTRL+END
Beginning of line Home
End of line END
Print CTRL+P
Bold Text CTRL + B
Italic Text CTRL + I
Underline Text CTRL + U
Convert the selected text to capital letters or vice versa CTRL+SHIFT+A
Moves to the Next Misspelling ALT+F7

Action

Shortcut Key

Select an entire word Double-click anywhere in the word
Select an entire sentence Press Ctrl while clicking anywhere in the sentence
Select an entire paragraph Triple-click anywhere in the paragraph
Move to the beginning of the current word Ctrl + Left arrow
Move to the beginning of the next word Ctrl + Right arrow
Move to the beginning of the next paragraph Ctrl + Down arrow
Indent a paragraph Ctrl + M
Remove an indent Ctrl + Shift + M
Hanging indent Ctrl + T
Remove a hanging indent Ctrl + Shift + T
Center a paragraph Ctrl + E
Left-align a paragraph Ctrl + L
Right-align a paragraph Ctrl + R
Justify a paragraph Ctrl + J
Create a non-breaking space Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar
Create a page break Ctrl + Enter
Create a line break Shift + Enter
Remove all Formatting Ctrl + Shift + N
Open the page setup dialog box Double-click the ruler margin
Open the paragraph dialog box Double-click an indent marker
Open the tab dialog box Double-click a tab marker
Insert the current date Alt + Shift + D
Insert the current time Alt + Shift + T
Set single-space line spacing Ctrl + 1
Set double-space line spacing Ctrl + 2
Set 1.5-line spacing Ctrl + 5
Open the macros dialog box Alt + F8
Open the thesaurus Shift + F7
Open the word count dialog box Ctrl + Shift + G
Create a non-breaking hyphen Ctrl + Hyphen
Decrease font size one value Ctrl + Shift + <
Increase font size one value Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size 1 point Ctrl + [
Increase font size 1 point Ctrl + ]
Remove paragraph or character formatting Ctrl + spacebar
Paste Special Ctrl + Alt + V
Switch to Page Layout view Ctrl + Alt + P
Switch to Outline view Ctrl + Alt + O
Copy formatting from text Ctrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only Ctrl + Shift + V
Change case Shift + F3
Switch in or out of Print Preview Ctrl + F2
Insert a comment Alt + Ctrl + M

Action

Shortcut Key

Select an entire word Double-click anywhere in the word
Select an entire sentence Press Ctrl while clicking anywhere in the sentence
Select an entire paragraph Triple-click anywhere in the paragraph
Move to the beginning of the current word Ctrl + Left arrow
Move to the beginning of the next word Ctrl + Right arrow
Move to the beginning of the next paragraph Ctrl + Down arrow
Indent a paragraph Ctrl + M
Remove an indent Ctrl + Shift + M
Hanging indent Ctrl + T
Remove a hanging indent Ctrl + Shift + T
Center a parapgraph Ctrl + E
Left-align a paragraph Ctrl + L
Right-align a paragraph Ctrl + R
Justify a paragraph Ctrl + J
Create a non-breaking space Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar
Create a page break Ctrl + Enter
Create a line break Shift + Enter
Remove all Formating Ctrl + Shift + N
Open the page setup dialog box Double-click the ruler margin
Open the paragraph dialog box Double-click an indent marker
Open the tab dialog box Double-click a tab marker
Insert the current date Alt + Shift + D
Insert the current time Alt + Shift + T
Set single-space line spacing Ctrl + 1
Set double-space line spacing Ctrl + 2
Set 1.5-line spacing Ctrl + 5
Open the macros dialog box Alt + F8
Open the thesaurus Shift + F7
Open the word count dialog box Ctrl + Shift + G
Recalculate the workd count on the word count toolbar Alt + C