Basic Shortcut Keys for Microsoft Word

Here is a list of some Basic Shortcut Keys for Microsoft Word.

Ctrl + A

Select all contents of the page

Ctrl + B

Bold the highlighted selection

Ctrl + C

Copy selected text

Ctrl + X

Cut selected text

Ctrl + N

Open a new or blank document

Ctrl + O

Open options

Ctrl + P

Open the print window

Ctrl + F

Open find box to search text within the document

Ctrl + I

Italicise the highlighted selection

Ctrl + K

Insert a link/Hyperlink

Ctrl + U

Underline the highlighted selection

Ctrl + V

Paste the copied data

Ctrl + Y

Redo the last action performed

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action

Ctrl + G

Find and replace options

Ctrl + H

Find and replace options

Ctrl + J

Justify paragraph alignment

Ctrl + L

Align selected text or line to the left

Ctrl + Q

Align selected paragraph to the left

Ctrl + E: Align selected text or line to the centre

Ctrl + R

Align selected text or line to the right

Ctrl + M

Indent the paragraph

Ctrl + D

Font options

Ctrl + Shift + F

Change the font

Ctrl + ]

Increase selected font +1

Ctrl + [

Decrease selected font -1

Ctrl + (Left arrow)

Move one word to the left

Ctrl + (Right arrow)

Move one word to the right

Ctrl + (Up arrow)

Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph

Ctrl + (Down arrow)

Move to the end of the paragraph

Ctrl + Del

Delete the word to the right of the cursor

Ctrl + Backspace

Delete the word to the left of the cursor

Ctrl + End

Move cursor to end of the document

Ctrl + Home

Move the cursor to the beginning of the document

Ctrl + Space

Reset highlighted text to the default font

Ctrl + Alt + 1

Change text to heading 1

Ctrl + Alt + 2

Change text to heading 2

Ctrl + Alt + 3

Change text to heading 3

Shift + F3

Change case of selected text

F7

Spelling and Grammar

F12

Save as

Ctrl + S

Save Option/Save the Current Document

Alt + Shift + D

Insert the current date

Alt + Shift + T

Insert the current time

Ctrl + W

Close document