MS Word Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know To Make Your Work Faster

Sitting for long hours, punching the keys of your computer keyboard could be hectic because you are not aware of some of the basic keyboard shortcuts on your operating system or software program you are using to work at the moment. Whether you are working from home or at the office, as a computer user, keyboard shortcuts help you save time and make your work faster. That is why they are called “shortcuts” anyway.

Typing is usually a daunting task especially when you are working on a deadline. Whether you are a journalist, writer, freelancer or anybody who uses the computer, shortcut keys are important for you to know because it makes commands faster and easier.

What is a Keyboard Shortcut

Keyboard shortcut is a key or set of keys, that when you press together, they invoke a certain command(s) on a software program or an operating system.

Keyboard shortcuts are other means of commanding your computer to perform certain functions when a mouse is not available. In other words, keyboard shortcuts allow you to do certain commands when on a software program or operating system when you punch these keys together.

Activating a keyboard shortcut is usually by pressing a key or most commonly, holding a command and then a letter. For example, Ctrl+A is commonly used to “Select All or Highlight All“.

In this article, I will show you basic shortcut keys you can use on Microsoft Word to make using the keyboard easier.

In this article, I will show you basic shortcut keys you can use on Microsoft Word to make using the keyboard easier.

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Keyboard Shortcuts on MS Word

  • F1= Help– Get help on certain command or use the Office Assistant
  • Shft+F1= Review text formatting
  • F2= Move selected image or text
  • Shift+F2= Copy text
  • F3= Insert auto text entry
  • Shift+F3= Switch case of highlighted text
  • F4= Auto perform last command
  • Shift+F4= Find
  • F5= Display dialogue box
  • Shift+F5= Move to a previous revision
  • F6= Go to the next frame or pane
  • Shift+F6= Same as F6
  • F7= Open spell checker
  • Shift+F7= Open thesaurus
  • F8= Extend current extension
  • Shift+F8= Shrink current extension
  • F9= Refresh
  • Shift+F9=
  • F10= Show keytips
  • Shift+F10= Right click menu
  • F11= Go to next field
  • Shift+F11= Go to previous field
  • F12= Open Save As
  • Shift+F12= Save Document; Open tools menu
  • Ctrl+A= Select All
  • Ctrl+B= Bold Selected document or text
  • Ctrl+C = Copy Selected text
  • Ctrl+D= Dispaly font dialogue box
  • Ctrl+E= Center Alignment
  • Ctrl+F= Displays Find dialogue box
  • Ctrl+G= Go To dialogue box
  • Ctrl+H= Replace dialogue box
  • Ctrl+I= Italicize selected text
  • Ctrl+ J= Justify
  • Ctrl+K= Create Hyperlink selected text
  • Ctrl+L= Left alignment
  • Ctrl+M= Indent
  • Ctrl+N= Create new document
  • Ctrl+O= Open file document
  • Ctrl+P= Print
  • Ctrl+R= Right Alignment
  • Ctrl+S= Save document
  • Ctrl+U= Undeline selected text
  • Ctrl+V= Paste copied text or document
  • Ctrl+X= Cut selected text
  • Ctrl+Y= Redo
  • Ctrl+Z= Undo
  • Ctrl+Enter= insert page break
  • Ctrl+F2= Print preview
  • Ctrl+ F4= Close active window
  • Ctrl+F6= Open Next Window

There are other useful Keyboard shortcuts you can follow on your computer — as a tech lover.

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