We recommend that you print out this blog article and use it as a quick reference for certain shortcuts that you might use frequently, at least until you memorize how to use them.
- Cut: Ctrl + X
- Copy: Ctrl + C
- Paste: Ctrl + V
- Undo: Ctrl + Z
- Redo: Ctrl + Y
- Open a document: Ctrl + O
- Close a document: Ctrl + W
- Save current document: Ctrl + S
- Create new document: Ctrl + N
- Select all content: Ctrl + A
- Bold: Ctrl + B
- Italic: Ctrl + I
- Underline: Ctrl + U
- Align center: Ctrl + E
- Align left: Ctrl + L
- Align right: Ctrl + R
Navigating Your Word Document
The above keyboard shortcuts are mostly for formatting, but the following are mostly used for navigating your Microsoft Word document.
- Move cursor to beginning of document: Ctrl + Home
- Move cursor to end of document: Ctrl + End
- Move cursor to top of next page: Ctrl + Page down
- Move cursor to top of previous page: Ctrl + Page up
- Move cursor to location of last revision: Ctrl + F5
- Open the navigation pane for search features: Ctrl + F
As always, it is impossible for us to list all keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word, so if you want a more comprehensive list, be sure to check out the keyboard shortcut charts over on Microsoft’s official support website here.
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