100+Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys that will make your tasks extremely easy!

MS word means Microsoft Word. This software was developed by World’s tech giant Microsoft. It is a word processor. Initially, it was developed by Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie. MS word is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Android, and Apple iOS.

Exact purpose of MS Word is to create quality document, letters, reports, resumes, text content even for book writing in these days. MS Word has various unique and advanced features that make it different from plain text editors. MS Word has grammar check, spell check, formatting features, image support, featured layout, HTML support and many more. There are 25 lines on a MS Word page by default. In every version of MS Word we can create and use .doc extension file. New versions of MS Word allow making and using of .docx file extension. Apart from it, recent MS Word versions allow you to create following file extension types:

.dot, .dotm, .dotx, .doc, .docx, .docm, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .odt, .htm, .html, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .wps, .xps, .xml,.mht, .mhtml

Nowadays, everyone likes shortcut. The reason behind it: save of time and energy. Shortcut helps to finish work quickly. In the same way, MS Word has various shortcut keys. These shortcut keys are extremely helpful to access file with keyboard only. You will find this post very useful for you. MS Word is used at large scale in the world. Document typing is very comfortable in this software. You enjoy extra features than a plain text editor. Over 1.2 billion people are using MS Word for typing purposes. Without wasting your time, we are going to compile a shortcut keys list for MS Word.  Here is list of shortcut keys for MS Word:

Day to Day Common Tasks shortcut keys

Save a document: Ctrl+s/F12

Open existing document: Ctrl+O

Print a document: Ctrl+P

Close document window: Ctrl+W

New Document: Ctrl+N

Exit from MS Word: Alt+F4

Cut: Ctrl+X

Copy: Ctrl+C

Paste: Ctrl+V

Redo: Ctrl+Y

Undo: Ctrl+Z

Select all: Ctrl+A

Find: Ctrl+F

Go to:Ctrl+G

Replace: Ctrl+H

Select text: Ctrl+left click of mouse+drag (with mouse)

Esc: to exit from modes

End: move cursor at end of line

Home: move cursor at start of line

Up, down, right, left arrows- move cursor on given direction, up to upside, down to downside, right to right side and left to left side.

 

Date and Time

Insert date : Alt+Shift+D

Insert time: Alt+Shift+T

Alignment & Other formatting functions

Center alignment: Ctrl+E

Right alignment: Ctrl+R

Left alignment: Ctrl+L

Bold : Ctrl+B

Italic: Ctrl+I

Underline : Ctrl+U

Increase font size: Ctrl+Shift+>

Decrease font size: Ctrl+Shift+<

Zoom Selected: Alt+W

Insert hyperlink: Ctrl+K

Justify text: Ctrl+J

Change selected text into upper case/lower case: shift+f3

Strikethrough the selected text: ALT+H+4

Move cursor on above paragraph: Ctrl+up arrow

Move cursor on down paragraph: Ctrl+down arrow

Move cursor to start of document: Ctrl+home

Move cursor to end of document: Ctrl+end

Move character to next place: shift+tab

Open Thesaurus: Shift+F7

Create a bullet point: Ctrl+shift+L

 

Delete operations

Delete one character from right side :Del

Delete word of left: Ctrl+backspace

Delete a word from right: Ctrl+Del

Set as default:  Alt+G and D

Ctrl+F1 to Ctrl+F12 functions 

Full screen: Ctrl+F1

Print Preview: Ctrl+F2

Cut to spike: Ctrl+F3

Close window: Ctrl+F4

Next window: Ctrl+F6

Insert a field: Ctrl+F9

Maximize opened file: Ctrl+F10

Lock a field: Ctrl+F11

Open a file: Ctrl+F12

F1 to F12 operations

HELP : F1

TO MOVE TEXT OR IMAGE: F2

REPEAT PREVIOUS ACTION: F4

MOVE TO NEXT FRAME: F6

SPELL CHECK: F7

SPREAD A SELECTION: F8

SELECTED FIELD UPDATION: F9

KEY TIPS DISPLAY: F10

MOVE TO NEXT FIELD: F11

SAVE AS: F12

 

Various tabs

Home tab: Alt+H

File Page: Alt+F

Design tab: Alt+G

Insert Tab: Alt+N

Review tab: Alt+R

View tab: Alt+W

Mailing tab: Alt+M

Layout tab: Alt+P

Move to tell me box: Alt+Q

References tab: Alt+S

To insert chart, table and others

Insert chart: Alt+N+C

Insert tables: Alt+N+T

Insert header: Alt+N+H

Insert Cover page: Alt+N+V

Insert pictures: Alt+N+P

Insert comment: Alt+N+L

Insert footer: Alt+N+O

Insert page no. : Alt+N+N+U

Insert bookmark: Alt+N+K

Insert date: Alt+N+D

Operations with Shift+F1 to Shift+F12

Reveal formatting: Shift+F1

Copy text: Shift+F2

Change letter cases: Shift+F3

Repeat a Find: Shift+F4

Move cursor on previous change: Shift+F5

Move to previous frame: Shift+F6

Select Thesaurus: Shift+F7

Reduce selected text: Shift+F8

Switch between field code and its result: Shift+F9

Show a shortcut menu: Shift+F10

Go to the previous field: Shift+F11

Choose the Save:  Shift+F12

 

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