Using keyboard shortcuts makes you more efficient and productive as it speed you up. Pressing some key combinations is faster than clicking and moving then click by mouse. So, all IT-related specialists and programmers tend to train themselves to touch typing which is typing faster. In Microsoft Word, there is a keyboard shortcut for almost every function and action.
Microsoft Word is one of the Microsoft Office suite. MS Word is designed to be a rich text editor to be used to write books, researches, reports, text documents, .. etc.
Here are all keyboard shortcuts and key combinations used in Microsoft Word:
|function / action
|Select all text inside the current document/file
|make selected text in a Bold style
|Copy selected text
|Open font dialog box
|to center the text
|open navigation to search for a word or phrase
|open Go To dialog box
|Open REPLACE dialog box
|Italicize the words, or make text italic
|Insert a hyperlink
|Align text to the left
|add a tab space, alternative to TAB key
|create a new document
|Open word document
|Align text to right
|Save current changes to the current document file
|make underlined text
|paste whatever you cut or copied
|close the current document file
|Cut the selected items such as text or images
|Redo the changes
|undo the changes
|Open file menu
|Show the Home tab on the ribbon
|Show Insert Tab on the Ribbon
|Show Page Layout Tab on the Ribbon
|Show References tab on the Ribbon
|Show Mailings tab on the Ribbon
|Show Review Tab on the Ribbon
|Show View Tab on the Ribbon
|Save changes to the current file
|Save as; to save the current document with a specific name in a specific location
|Open Word Help window
|Save as; to save the current document with a new name on a new location
|Minimize or maximize the Ribbon
|Show print dialog or print page
|Close the current document (not the program itself)
|create a braces like this
|make the window not fullscreen. The window restored down to be shown as a small window not full screen window.
|Open file from computer
|Exit from the Word program itself; close the current file and close the Microsoft Word program.
Notice : You can use
Alt with some letters to browse menu items and ribbon groups/icons in MS Word.
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