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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can save time and the effort of switching from the keyboard to the mouse to execute simple commands. Print this list of Word keyboard shortcuts and keep it by your computer for a quick reference!

Note: A plus sign indicates that the keys need to be pressed at the same time.

Action Keyboard Shortcut


Document Actions
Open a file +
New file +
Close a file +
Save As
Save +
Print Preview +
Print +


Show/Hide paragraph symbols + + <8>
Spelling and Grammar
Find +
Replace +
Go To +


Cursor movement
Select all – entire document +
Select from cursor to beginning of line +
Select from cursor to end of line +
Go to beginning of line
Go to end of line
Go to beginning of document +
Go to end of document +


Cut +
Copy +
Paste +
Undo +
Redo +
Format painter + +
Left alignment +
Center alignment +
Right alignment +
Justified +
Delete previous word +
Apply bulleted list + +
Indent +
Page break +
Action Keyboard Shortcut


Text Style
Font face + +
Font size + +


Bold +
Italics +
Underline +
Double underline + +
Word underline + +
All caps + +
Change case +
Subscript + <=>
Superscript + + <=>
Make web hyperlink +


Go to next cell
Go to previous cell +
Go to beginning of column
Highlight to beginning of column +
Go to end of column <>
Highlight to end of column +
Go to beginning of row
Highlight to beginning of row +
Go to end of row
Highlight to end of row +
Column break + +


Copyright symbol – © + +
Date field +
Go to footnotes +
Show/Hide ¶ + + <8>
Thesaurus +

All Shortcuts

The above list shows only the most common keyboard shortcuts. To print a list of all the shortcuts in Word:

  1. StepsActions
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Click the Macros button from the Macros group.
  4. From the Macros In drop-down menu, select Word Commands.
  5. Select ListCommands from the macros listing.
  6. Click the Run button.
  7. Choose Current keyboard settings from the popup window
  8. Click OK. Word will automatically open a new document containing a table of keystrokes. We recommend that you print this document.