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
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