Useful keyboard shortcuts to help you master Microsoft Word
I have always been a firm believer in keyboard shortcuts and in my training have always given them equal billing to using the mouse. As I do workshops and Training seminars I am always amazed at how underutilized those shortcuts are, given their usefulness. The use of those shortcuts has become even more important, particularly in light of the revamping that Microsoft Word 2007 has undergone compared to the previous versions.
The following shortcuts work in Word 2007 as well as previous versions, so if you are still using Word 2000 or 2003 and you are contemplating upgrading to 2007, you will be at a great advantage learning the following shortcuts. I dare say that your Microsoft Word efficiency will improve more than a couple of notches if you can master all those shortcuts. So take my advice and learn them.
There are many more keyboard shortcuts available in Word; the list is intended to be what I deem most useful for the average user of the program.
Ctrl + A To highlight All, Ctrl + B To Bold, Ctrl + C To Copy, Ctrl + D The Font Dialog box, Ctrl + E To Center, Ctrl + F To Find, Ctrl + G To Go To, Ctrl + H To Replace, Ctrl + I To add Italics, Ctrl + J To Justify, Ctrl + K To add a Hyperlink, Ctrl + L To Left align, Ctrl + M To Indent test, Ctrl + N To open a New document, Ctrl + O To open an existing file, Ctrl + P To Print, Ctrl + R To Right align, Ctrl + S To Save, Ctrl + U To Underline, Ctrl + W To close open window, Ctrl + X To Cut, Ctrl + Y To Redo, Ctrl + Z To Undo, Ctrl + 1 To Single Space, Ctrl + 2 To Double Space, Ctrl + 5 To One and a half space, Home To the Beginning Of Line, End To the End Of Line, Ctrl+Home To the Top Of Document, Ctrl + End To the End Of Document, F7 To open Spellchecker, Shift + F7 To open Thesaurus, Ctrl+Enter To do a Page Break, Ctrl + Shift + Enter To do a Column Break, Ctrl +] To Increase Font By 1 Point, Ctrl + [ To decrease Font By 1 Point, Esc To cancel a command, F1 To get Help, Shift + F1 To get Point and click help, Ctrl + Alt + C To create the Copyright Symbol©, Ctrl + Alt + T To create the Trademark Symbol(™), Ctrl + Alt + R To create the Registration Symbol(®), Ctrl + = To Superscript, Ctrl +Shift+ = To Subscript, Ctrl + Backspace Deletes word to the left, Ctrl + Delete Deletes word to the right, Ctrl + Drag To Duplicate, Ctrl + Esc To display Start Menu, Ctrl + Shift + C To Copy Like F-Painter, Ctrl + Shift + V To Paste Like F-Painter, Ctrl + Shift + A To get All Caps, Ctrl + Shift + K To get Small Caps, Ctrl + Alt + F To Insert a Footnote, Ctrl + Alt + E To Insert an Endnote, Ctrl + Shift + F5 to Insert a Bookmark, Ctrl + Alt + 1 To change to Heading Style 1, Ctrl + Shift + F To Change Font, Ctrl + F2 To Print Preview, Ctrl + F 3 To Spike Text, Ctrl + Shift + F3 To Paste Spike Text, Ctrl + Page Up To top of the previous page, Ctrl +Page Down Top of the next page, Ctrl + Shift + X T open “Mark Index Entry” box, Ctrl + Shift + L To Insert Bullets, Ctrl + F9 Inserts “quotes” for Fields, Shift + F3 To change Case, Shift + F5 To move to the last 3 places edited, Shift + F10 To display Shortcut menu, Alt + F3 To create an “Auto Text”, Alt + F4 To close an open Program, Alt + F8 To display “Macros”, Alt + Tab (or) Alt + Esc To circle open Programs, Alt + Shift + D To insert the Date, Alt + Shift + T To insert The Time.