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Key board Shorcuts for Microsoft Word users

The following are some common key board shorcuts for Microsoft Word.

You can ge the complete list by following the steps

1. Open microsoft word
2. Select Tools --> Macro -->Macros
3. From the Macros In drop-down menu, select Word Commands.
4. Select ListCommands from the macro listing.
5. Click the Run button.
6. Choose Current Menu and Keyboard Settings from the popup window and click OK.
Word will automatically open a new document containing a table of keystrokes (8 pages )

Shortcut Keys - Description

Ctrl + A - Select all contents of the page.
Ctrl + B - Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + C - Copy selected text.
Ctrl + X - Cut selected text.
Ctrl + P - Open the print window.
Ctrl + F - Open find box.
Ctrl + I - Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl + K - Insert link.
Ctrl + U - Underline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + V - Paste.
Ctrl + Y - Redo the last action performed.
Ctrl + Z - Undo last action.
Ctrl + L - Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl + E - Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl + R - Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl + M - Indent the paragraph.
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 in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word or lower to upper.
Shift + Insert - Paste.
F4 - Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
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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