Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts

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
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Toggle between last 4 edit positions Alt + Ctrl + Z
Show/Hide character formatting / (slash) key on numeric keypad
Create a New document Ctrl + N
Open a document Ctrl + O
Save a document Ctrl + S
Save as F12
Close a document Ctrl + W
Split a window Alt + Ctrl + S
Remove window split Alt + Ctrl + S
Delete one word to the left Ctrl + Backspace
Delete one word to the right Ctrl + Delete
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
Insert hyperlink Ctrl + K
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
Search a document (Navigation task pane) Ctrl + F
Replace items in a document Ctrl + H
Open Go To dialog box Ctrl + G
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 Print Layout view Ctrl + Alt + P
Switch to Outline view Ctrl + Alt + O
Switch to Draft view Ctrl + Alt + N
Copy formatting from text Ctrl + Shift + C
Paste formatting only Ctrl + Shift + V
Change case Shift + F3
Switch to Print Preview Ctrl + F2 or Alt + Ctrl + I
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
Turn on/off Tracking Changes Ctrl + Shift + E
Close Reviewing pane Alt + Shift + C
Refresh F9
Outline view: Promote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Outline view: Demote a paragraph in an outline Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Outline view: Move selected outline paragraphs up Alt + Shift + Up arrow
Outline view: Move selected outline paragraphs down Alt + Shift + Down arrow
Outline view: Expand outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + +
Outline view: Collapse outline text below a heading Alt + Shift + –
Outline view: Collapse or show all text or headings Alt + Shift +A
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