Feb 272008
 


Microsoft Word is Microsoft’s flagship word processing software. It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), the Apple Macintosh (1984), SCO UNIX, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows (1989).

These shortcuts are very useful in your daily life.These shortcuts will save lots of time

  • Ctrl + A – Select all contents of the page.
  • Ctrl + B – Bold highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + C – Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + D – Open the font dialogue box.
  • Ctrl + E – Aligns the line or selected text to the centre of the screen.
  • Ctrl + F – Open find box.
  • Ctrl + G – Open find and replace box.
  • Ctrl + H – Also opens find and replace box.
  • Ctrl + I – Italicise highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + J – Justify (spread) the text across the page.
  • Ctrl + K – Insert link.
  • Ctrl + L – Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
  • Ctrl + M – Indent the paragraph.
  • Ctrl + N – Open a new document.
  • Ctrl + O – Open a document stored on your hard drive.
  • Ctrl + P – Open the print window.
  • Ctrl + R – Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
  • Ctrl + S – Saves the current document.
  • Ctrl + U – Underline highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + V – Paste contents of clipboard.
  • Ctrl + W – Closes the current document.
  • Ctrl + X – Cut selected text.
  • Ctrl + Y – Redo the last action performed.
  • Ctrl + Z – Undo last action.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F – Change the font.
  • Ctrl + Shift + > – Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts.
  • Ctrl + ] – Increase selected font +1pts.
  • Ctrl + Shift + < – Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt.
  • Ctrl + [ – Decrease selected font -1pts.
  • Ctrl + Shift + * – View or hide non printing characters.
  • Ctrl + <left arrow> – Moves one word to the left.
  • Ctrl + <right arrow> – Moves one word to the right.
  • Ctrl + <up arrow> – Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
  • Ctrl + <down arrow> – Moves to the end of the paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Del – Deletes word to right of cursor.
  • Ctrl + Backspace – Deletes word to left of cursor.
  • Ctrl + End – Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
  • Ctrl + Home – Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
  • Ctrl + Spacebar – Reset highlighted text to the default font.
  • Ctrl + 1 – Single-space lines.
  • Ctrl + 2 – Double-space lines.
  • Ctrl + 5 – 1.5-line spacing.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 1 – Changes text to heading 1.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 2 – Changes text to heading 2.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 3 – Changes text to heading 3.
  • Ctrl + F1 – Open the Task Pane.
  • F1 – Open Help.
  • Alt + Ctrl + F2 – Open new document.
  • Ctrl + F2 – Display the print preview.
  • Shift + F3 – Change the text from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
  • Shift + – Insert Paste.
  • F4 – Repeat the last action performed.
  • F5 – Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F6 – Opens to another open Microsoft Word document.
  • F7 – Spell and grammar check selected text and/or document.
  • Shift + F7 – Runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.
  • F12 – Save as.
  • Shift + F12 – Save.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F12 – Prints the document.
  • Alt + Shift + D – Insert the current date.
  • Alt + Shift + T Insert the current time.

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