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MS Word Shortcuts you Must Remember

Keyboard shortcuts are helpful to increase speed and productivity. Using MS Word to type documents is very important in the office world. It is very frustrating to use the mouse to navigate through the software. This can create hindrance on your typing speed and create potential errors on your document. In this article, EverythingTech will teach you some of the important MS word shortcuts to making your life easier. These shortcuts will work MS word and some might even work with WordPad. Note: We have kept the shortcuts in bold letters to avoid confusion.


Shortcuts


Ctrl + B: This will make the selected text in bold.
Ctrl + I: This will make the selected text in italics.
Ctrl + U: This will create an underline under the selected text.
Ctrl + Shift + D: This will create a double underline on the selected text.
Ctrl + Shift + W: This will create underline only under the words and avoid the blank spaces.
Ctrl + = : This changes the selected text to Subscript
Ctrl + Shift + =: This changes the selected text to Superscript
Ctrl + D or Ctrl + Shift + F: You need to select the font first, then press Ctrl + D to get into the font window.
Ctrl + Shift + A: This transforms all the selected text into all capital letters. However, if the selected text was already in capital letters, it will change into small caps.
Ctrl + Shift + K: This transforms all the selected text into all small caps. When you press it again it reverts back to no caps.
Ctrl + C: Copies the selected part to the Word’s Clipboard.
Ctrl + V: Pastes the selected part from the Word’s Clipboard.
Ctrl + X: Cuts the selected part.
Ctrl + Z or Alt + Backspace: This used to undo your last action. You can use this shortcut multiple times in order to undo multiple actions.
Ctrl + Y: This is used to redo your last action.
Ctrl + A: This is used for selecting everything present in the Word document.
Ctrl + E: This is used to center the text in the paragraph or center the select text.
Ctrl + L: This is used to left-align the text in the paragraph or aligns the selected text to the right side.
Ctrl + R: This is used to right-align the text in the paragraph or aligns the selected text to the left side.
Ctrl + J: This is used for justifying the text present in the paragraph or justifies the selected text.
Ctrl + M: This is used for indenting the text. The default indent is .5 inches. You can press this shortcut repeatedly to indent repeatedly.
Ctrl + Shift + M: This is used for de-indenting the text. You can press this shortcut repeatedly to de-indent repeatedly.
Ctrl + K: This is used for inserting a hyperlink (a link to a webpage) to the Word document.
Alt + Shift + D: This is used for adding the current date from your computer.
Alt + Shift + T: This is used for adding the current time from your computer.
Ctrl + Home: This is used for moving to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + End: This is used for moving to the end of the document.
Ctrl + F: You can use this to get to the find window.
Ctrl + H: You can use this to get to the Replace window.
Ctrl + Enter: This is used for inserting a Page Break where the cursor is.
Ctrl + S: This shortcut is used for saving the document. When you press it for the first time it will ask for the location where you want to save the file. You can press this shortcut between your work to save your data from being lost.
Ctrl + P: This is used for opening the print window.
Ctrl + W or Alt + F4: These are used for closing the document or exiting the application.
Ctrl + O: This is used for opening an existing document from your computer or network.
Ctrl + N: This is used for creating a new document.