50 Most Useful MS Word Shortcuts

I am pretty much sure that most of the MS Office users only use ‘Ctrl+c’ and ‘Ctrl+v’ shortcuts to copy and paste in their documents and files but here we have much more than this. There are so many other shortcuts for word users that will dramatically improve and increase the editing efficiency when using Microsoft Word. You can also save most of your time by using these shortcuts to speed up your typing speed. You can use these shortcuts in almost all versions of Office as well as in paid or free download Ms Office 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016 and in other releases. Below are 50 most useful MS Word shortcuts that will save you lots of time.

50 Most Useful MS Word Shortcuts
Microsoft Office shortcut keys

50 Most Useful MS Word Shortcuts

  1. Ctrl+0: Toggles 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
  2. Ctrl+A: Select all contents of the page.
  3. Ctrl+B: Bold highlighted selection.
  4. Ctrl+C: Copy selected text.
  5. Ctrl+D: Open the font preferences window.
  6. Ctrl+E: Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
  7. Ctrl+F: Open find box.
  8. Ctrl+I: Italic highlighted selection.
  9. Ctrl+J: Aligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
  10. Ctrl+K: Insert a hyperlink.
  11. Ctrl+L: Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
  12. Ctrl+M: Indent the paragraph.
  13. Ctrl+N: Opens new, blank document window.
  14. Ctrl+O: Opens the dialog box or page for selecting a file to open.
  15. Ctrl+P: Opens the print window.
  16. Ctrl+R: Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
  17. Ctrl+S: Saves the open document. Just like Shift+F12.
  18. Ctrl+T: Creates a hanging indent.
  19. Ctrl+U: Underline the selected text.
  20. Ctrl+V: Paste.
  21. Ctrl+W: Close the currently open document.
  22. Ctrl+X: Cut selected text.
  23. Ctrl+Y: Redo the last action performed.
  24. Ctrl+Z: Undo last action.
  25. Ctrl+Shift+L: Quickly create a bullet point.
  26. Ctrl+Shift+F: Change the font.
  27. Ctrl+Shift+>: Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.
  28. Ctrl+]: Increase selected font +1pts.
  29. Ctrl+Shift+<: Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases font by +2pt.
  30. Ctrl+[: Decrease selected font -1pts.
  31. Ctrl+/+c : Insert a cent sign (¢).
  32. Ctrl+’+<char>: Insert a character with an accent (grave) mark, where <char> is the character you want. For example, if you wanted an accented è you would use Ctrl+’+e as your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark use the opposite accent mark, often on the tilde key.
  33. Ctrl+Shift+*: View or hide non printing characters.
  34. Ctrl+<left arrow>: Moves one word to the left.
  35. Ctrl+<right arrow>: Moves one word to the right.
  36. Ctrl+<up arrow>: Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
  37. Ctrl+<down arrow>: Moves to the end of the paragraph.
  38. Ctrl+Del: Deletes word to right of cursor.
  39. Ctrl+Backspace: Deletes word to left of cursor.
  40. Ctrl+End: Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
  41. Ctrl+Home: Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
  42. Ctrl+Spacebar: Reset highlighted text to the default font.
  43. Ctrl+1: Single-space lines.
  44. Ctrl+2: Double-space lines.
  45. Ctrl+5: 1.5-line spacing.
  46. Ctrl+Alt+1: Changes text to heading 1.
  47. Ctrl+Alt+2: Changes text to heading 2.
  48. Ctrl+Alt+3: Changes text to heading 3.
  49. Alt+Ctrl+F2: Open new document.
  50. Ctrl+F1: Open the Task Pane.

I hope these shortcuts will do the trick for you and if you like them don’t forget to share them with your mates.

Source: SoftFiler