Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

Microsoft Word Shortcuts, keys and Tips For Windows

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Microsoft Word  Keyboard Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts that are described in this Help article refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

Finding and using keyboard shortcuts

For keyboard shortcuts in which you press two or more keys at the same time, the keys to press are separated by a plus sign (+) in Microsoft Word 2013 Help. For keyboard shortcuts in which you press one key immediately followed by another key, the keys to press are separated by a comma (,)

DescriptionShortcuts
Switch to the next window.ALT+TAB
Switch to the previous window.ALT+SHIFT+TAB
Close the active window.CTRL+W or CTRL+F4
Restore the size of the active window after you maximize it.ALT+F5
Move to a task pane from another pane in the program window (clockwise direction). You may need to press F6 more than once.F6
Move to a task pane from another pane in the program window (counterclockwise direction).SHIFT+F6
When more than one window is open, switch to the next window.CTRL+F6
Switch to the previous window.CTRL+SHIFT+F6
Maximize or restore a selected window.CTRL+F10
Copy a picture of the screen to the Clipboard.PRINT SCREEN
Copy a picture of the selected window to the Clipboard.ALT+PRINT SCREEN
Use dialog boxes
DescriptionKey Shortcuts
To do thisPress
Move to the next option or option group.TAB
Move to the previous option or option group.SHIFT+TAB
Switch to the next tab in a dialog box.CTRL+TAB
Switch to the previous tab in a dialog box.CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move between options in an open drop-down list, or between options in a group of options.Arrow keys
Perform the action assigned to the selected button; select or clear the selected check box.SPACE BAR
Select an option; select or clear a check box.ALT+ the letter underlined in an option
Open a selected drop-down list.ALT+DOWN ARROW
Select an option from a drop-down list.First letter of an option in a drop-down list
Close a selected drop-down list; cancel a command and close a dialog box.ESC
Run the selected command.ENTER
 
An edit box is a blank in which you type or paste an entry, such as your user name or the path of a folder.
DescriptionShortcuts
Move to the beginning of the entry.HOME
Move to the end of the entry.END
Move one character to the left or right.LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW
Move one word to the left.CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move one word to the right.CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Select or unselect one character to the left.SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Select or unselect one character to the right.SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
Select or unselect one word to the left.CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Select or unselect one word to the right.CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
Select from the insertion point to the beginning of the entry.SHIFT+HOME
Select from the insertion point to the end of the entry.SHIFT+END
Use the Open and Save As dialog boxes
DescriptionKeyboard Shortcuts
Display the Open dialog box.CTRL+F12 or CTRL+O
Display the Save As dialog box.F12
Open the selected folder or file.ENTER
Open the folder one level above the selected folder.BACKSPACE
Delete the selected folder or file.DELETE
Display a shortcut menu for a selected item such as a folder or file.SHIFT+F10
Move forward through options.TAB
Move back through options.SHIFT+TAB
Open the Look in list.F4 or ALT+I

Undo and redo actions

Cancel an action.ESC
Undo an action.CTRL+Z
Redo or repeat an action.CTRL+Y

Access and use task panes and galleries

Move to a task pane from another pane in the program window. (You may need to press F6 more than once.)F6
When a menu is active, move to a task pane. (You may need to press CTRL+TAB more than once.)CTRL+TAB
When a task pane is active, select the next or previous option in the task pane.TAB or SHIFT+TAB
Display the full set of commands on the task pane menu.CTRL+SPACEBAR
Perform the action assigned to the selected button.SPACEBAR or ENTER
Open a drop-down menu for the selected gallery item.SHIFT+F10
Select the first or last item in a gallery.HOME or END
Scroll up or down in the selected gallery list.PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN

Close a task pane
Press F6 to move to the task pane, if necessary.
Press CTRL+SPACEBAR.
Use the arrow keys to select Close, and then press ENTER.
Move a task pane
Press F6 to move to the task pane, if necessary.
Press CTRL+SPACEBAR.
Use the arrow keys to select Move, and then press ENTER.
Use the arrow keys to move the task pane, and then press ENTER.
Resize a task pane
Press F6 to move to the task pane, if necessary.
Press CTRL+SPACEBAR.
Use the arrow keys to select Size, and then press ENTER.
Use the arrow keys to resize the task pane, and then press ENTER.

Access and use available actions
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.SHIFT+F10
Display the menu or message for an available action or for the Auto Correct Options button      or the Paste options button. If more than one action is present, switch to the next action and display its     menu or message.ALT+SHIFT+F10
Move between options in a menu of available actions.Arrow keys
Perform the action for the selected item on a menu of available actions.ENTER
Close the available actions menu or message.ESC

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Tips

You can ask to be notified by a sound whenever an action is available. To hear audio cues, you must have a sound card. You must also have Microsoft Office Sounds installed on your computer.
If you have access to the Internet, you can download Microsoft Office Sounds from Office.com. After you install the sound files, do the following:

Press ALT+F, T to open Word Options.

Press A to select Advanced, and then press TAB to move to the Advanced Options for working with Word .

Press ALT+S twice to move to the Provide feedback with sound check box, which is under General, and then press SPACEBAR.

Press TAB repeatedly to select OK, and then press ENTER.

Note When you select or clear this check box, the setting affects all Office programs that support sound.

Navigating the ribbon

Access any command with a few keystrokes

Access keys let you quickly use a command by pressing a few keys, regardless of where you are in the program. Every command in Word 2013 can be accessed by using an access key. You can get to most commands by using two to five keystrokes. To use an access key:

 Press ALT.

The KeyTips are displayed over each feature that is available in the current view.

Press the letter shown in the KeyTip over the feature that you want to use.

Depending on which letter you press, you may be shown additional KeyTips. For example, if Home is active and you press N, Insert is displayed, along with the KeyTips for the groups for Insert.
Continue pressing letters until you press the letter of the command or control that you want to use. In some cases, you must first press the letter of the group that contains the command.

Note To cancel the action that you are taking and hide the KeyTips, press ALT.

Change the keyboard focus without using the mouse

Another way to use the keyboard to work with programs that feature the Office ribbon is to move the focus among the tabs and commands until you find the feature that you want to use. The following table lists some ways to move the keyboard focus without using the mouse.

To do thisPress
Select the active tab of the ribbon and activate the access keys.ALT or F10. Press either of these keys again to move back to the document and cancel the access keys.
Move to another tab of the ribbon.F10 to select the active tab, and then LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW
Expand or collapse the ribbon.CTRL+F1
Display the shortcut menu for the selected  item.SHIFT+F10
Move the focus to select each of the following areas of the window: Active tab of the ribbon
Any open task panes Status bar at the bottom of the window Your document
F6
Move the focus to each command on the ribbon, forward or backward, respectively.TAB or SHIFT+TAB
Move down, up, left, or right, respectively, among the items on the ribbon.DOWN ARROW, UP ARROW, LEFT ARROW, or RIGHT ARROW
Activate the selected command or control on the ribbon.SPACEBAR or ENTER
Open the selected menu or gallery on the ribbon.SPACEBAR or ENTER
Activate a command or control on the ribbon so you can modify a value.ENTER
Finish modifying a value in a control on the ribbon, and move focus back to the document.ENTER
Get help on the selected command or control on the ribbon. (If no Help topic is associated with the selected command, a general Help topic about the program is shown instead.)F1
Create a nonbreaking space.CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR
Create a nonbreaking hyphen.CTRL+SHIFT+HYPHEN
Make letters bold.CTRL+B
Make letters italic.CTRL+I
Make letters underline.CTRL+U
Decrease font size one value.CTRL+SHIFT+<
Increase font size one value.CTRL+SHIFT+>
Decrease font size 1 point.CTRL+[
Increase font size 1 point.CTRL+]
Remove paragraph or character formatting.CTRL+SPACEBAR
Copy the selected text or object.CTRL+C
Cut the selected text or object.CTRL+X
Paste text or an object.CTRL+V
Paste specialCTRL+ALT+V
Paste formatting onlyCTRL+SHIFT+V
Undo the last action.CTRL+Z
Redo the last action.CTRL+Y
Open the Word Count dialog box.CTRL+SHIFT+G

Working with documents and Web pages

Create, view, and save documents
To do thisPress
Create a new document.CTRL+N
Open a document.CTRL+O
Close a document.CTRL+W
Split the document window.ALT+CTRL+S
Remove the document window split.ALT+SHIFT+C or ALT+CTRL+S
Save a document.CTRL+S
Find, replace, and browse through text
Open the Navigation task pane (to search document).CTRL+F
Repeat find (after closing Find and Replace window).ALT+CTRL+Y
Replace text, specific formatting, and special items.CTRL+H
Go to a page, bookmark, footnote, table, comment, graphic, or other location.CTRL+G
Switch between the last four places that you have edited.ALT+CTRL+Z
Open a list of browse options. Press the arrow keys to select an option, and then press ENTER to browse through a document by using the selected option.ALT+CTRL+HOME
Move to the previous browse object (set in browse options).CTRL+PAGE UP
Move to the next browse object (set in browse options).CTRL+PAGE DOWN
Switch to another view
To do thisPress
Switch to Print Layout view.ALT+CTRL+P
Switch to Web Layout view. 
Switch to Outline view.ALT+CTRL+O
Switch to Draft view.ALT+CTRL+N
Outline view
To do thisPress
Promote a paragraph.ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Demote a paragraph.ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
Demote to body text.CTRL+SHIFT+N
Move selected paragraphs up.ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROW
Move selected paragraphs down.ALT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
Expand text under a heading.ALT+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN
Collapse text under a heading.ALT+SHIFT+MINUS SIGN
Expand or collapse all text or headings.ALT+SHIFT+A
Hide or display character formatting.The slash (/) key on the numeric keypad
Show the first line of body text or all body text.ALT+SHIFT+L
Show all headings with the Heading 1 style.ALT+SHIFT+1
Show all headings up to Heading n.ALT+SHIFT+n
Insert a tab character.CTRL+TAB
Print and preview documents
To do thisPress
Print a document.CTRL+P
Switch to print preview.ALT+CTRL+I
Move around the preview page when zoomed in.Arrow keys
Move by one preview page when zoomed out.PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN
Move to the first preview page when zoomed out.CTRL+HOME
Move to the last preview page when zoomed out.CTRL+END

Review documents

To do thisPress
Insert a comment.ALT+CTRL+M
Turn change tracking on or off.CTRL+SHIFT+E
Close the Reviewing Pane if it is open.ALT+SHIFT+C
Go to beginning of document.HOME
Go to end of document.END
Go to page n.n, ENTER
Exit Read mode.ESC
References, footnotes, and end notes
Mark a table of contents entry.ALT+SHIFT+O
Mark a table of authorities entry (citation).ALT+SHIFT+I
Mark an index entry.ALT+SHIFT+X
Insert a footnote.ALT+CTRL+F
Insert an endnote.ALT+CTRL+D

Work with Web pages

Insert a hyperlink.CTRL+K
Go back one page.ALT+LEFT ARROW
Go forward one page.ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Refresh.F9

Edit and move text and graphics

Delete text and graphics
Delete one character to the left.BACKSPACE
Delete one word to the left.CTRL+BACKSPACE
Delete one character to the right.DELETE
Delete one word to the right.CTRL+DELETE
Cut selected text to the Office Clipboard.CTRL+X
Undo the last action.CTRL+Z
Cut to the Spike.CTRL+F3
Copy and move text and graphics
Open the Office ClipboardPress ALT+H to move to the Home tab, and then press F,O.
Copy selected text or graphics to the Office Clipboard.CTRL+C
Cut selected text or graphics to the Office Clipboard.CTRL+X
Paste the most recent addition or pasted item from the Office Clipboard.CTRL+V
Move text or graphics once.F2 (then move the cursor and press ENTER)
Copy text or graphics once.SHIFT+F2 (then move the cursor and press ENTER)
When text or an object is selected, open the Create New Building Block dialog box.ALT+F3
When the building block — for example, a SmartArt graphic — is selected, display the shortcut menu that is associated with it.SHIFT+F10
Cut to the Spike.CTRL+F3
Paste the Spike contents.CTRL+SHIFT+F3
Copy the header or footer used in the previous section of the document.ALT+SHIFT+R

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