Unlock the Power of Word with These 30 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

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Here is a selection of 30 keyboard shortcuts that work with Word 2013, 2010, Word 2007, Word 2003 and Word 2002. In particular, it saves time when creating and saving a document or formatting them. Mastering keyboard shortcuts is a great way to enhance your proficiency in Microsoft Office Word processing. Here’s a list of some essential keyboard shortcuts that can help you work more efficiently:

Creating and Managing Documents:

  • Create a new document: CTRL + N
  • Open a document: CTRL + O
  • Save a document: CTRL + S
  • Close a document: CTRL + W

Common Actions:

  • Copy selected text: CTRL + C
  • Cut selected text: CTRL + X
  • Paste text: CTRL + V
  • Undo last action: CTRL + Z
  • Redo last action: CTRL + Y
  • Stop an action: Escape
  • Find and replace text: CTRL + H
  • Print preview: ALT + CTRL + I
  • Printing a document: CTRL + P
  • Insert a hyperlink on a selected word or text: CTRL + K

Text Formatting:

  • Make text bold: select the text then CTRL + B
  • Make text italic: select text then CTRL + I
  • Underline text: text selection then CTRL + U
  • Underline words but not spaces: CTRL + SHIFT + W
  • Decrease font size: select the text then CTRL + SHIFT + <
  • Increase font size: select text then CTRL + SHIFT + >
  • Insert a footnote: ALT + SHIFT + F
  • Insert an endnote: ALT + SHIFT + D
  • Copy text formatting: CTRL + SHIFT + C
  • Apply copied formatting to selected text: CTRL + SHIFT + V
  • Remove formatting: select text then CTRL + spacebar
  • Insert a line break: SHIFT + ENTER
  • Insert a page break: CTRL + ENTER

Special Characters:

  • Insert copyright symbol ©: ALT + CTRL + C
  • Insert the registered trademark symbol ®: ALT + CTRL + R
  • Insert trademark symbol ™: ALT + CTRL + T

These keyboard shortcuts can significantly boost your productivity while working with Microsoft Office Word.

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