Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Save your time by using Keyboard shortcut Keys in MS Word

When working on computer majority of people still use mouse and touchpad instead of keyboard shortcut keys. You can save your precious time if you learn to use keyboard shortcut keys. Similarly in MS Word; if you are editing a long document and don't know how to use shortcut key then lot of your precious time will be wasted in clicking and pointing. So in this article I am going to discuss some shortcut keys that will help you to save your precious time.

Command
Action
Open a document
CTRL+O
Create a new document
CTRL+N
Close a document
CTRL +W
Save a document
CTRL+S
Move from top to bottom in a document
CTRL+ End
Open the Save As dialog box
F12
For Help
F1
To repeat the last action
F4
To open spell checker
F7
Move from bottom to top in a document
CTRL+ Home
Move one word at a time
CTRL+ Left Arrow or CTRL+ Right Arrow
Print a document
CTRL+P
Print preview
CTRL + ALT + L
To increase Font size
CTRL+SHIFT+>
To decrease Font size
CTRL+SHIFT+<
Move to the next option
Tab
Move to the previous option
SHIFT+ Tab
Print the document
CTRL +P
To select all the contents of a page
CTRL + A
To bold the highlighted section of a document
CTRL + B
Italic formatting on highlighted text
CTRL + I
Insert a link
CTRL + K
Copy
CTRL + C
Paste
CTRL + V
To cut the selected text
CTRL + X
Undo
CTRL+Z
Redo
CTRL+Y
To underline highlighted text
CTRL + U
To make all letters capital
CTRL + SHIFT + A
To insert the current date
Shift + ALT + D
To insert the current time
SHIFT + ALT + T
For single space lines
CTRL + 1
For double space lines
CTRL + 2
For 1.5 line spacing
CTRL + 5

The list in above table may not be complete but these are the most common keyboard shortcuts that we can use in our daily routine. If you know any other shortcut keys then share with me through comment.

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