Word's Keyboard Shortcuts
You can dramatically enhance your efficiency in working with Word by using the shortcut keys to accomplish different tasks.
From the human factors point of view, the shortcuts eliminate the procedure of moving your hand off the keyboard to grab the mouse and locate it carefully on the correct button and clicking and returning it back to the keyboard to keep on typing.
Using the shortcuts will feel a bit awkward at the beginning, and you might doubt the efficiency of using them. Believe me - after you remember them and you get accustomed to it, your work will get at least two times faster.
Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts in Word, arranged by subjects.
Note: The + (plus) sign means “Together with”, for example “Ctrl+S” means pressing the Ctrl key together with the S key.
|Save the current document||Ctrl+S|
|Open a previously saved document||Ctrl+O|
|New blank document||Ctrl+N|
Moving the text cursor
|Jump to the beginning of the row||Home|
|Jump to the end of the row||End|
|Jump to the beginning of the document||Ctrl+Home|
|Jump to the end of the document||Ctrl+End|
|Jump one word to the right||Ctrl+Arrow right|
|Jump one word to the right||Ctrl+Arrow left|
|Selecting the whole document||Ctrl+A|
|Selecting the whole row||
Home, and then Shift+End
or: Home, and then Shift+Arrow down
|Increase font by 1||Ctrl+]   (this is the right-squared bracket, located next to the Enter key)|
|Decrease font by 1||Ctrl+[|
|Align text to the right||Ctrl+R|
|Align text to the left||Ctrl+L|
|Align text to the center||Ctrl+E|
|Set line spacing to single||Ctrl+1|
|Set line spacing to double||Ctrl+2|
|Set line spacing to 1.5||Ctrl+5|
|Undo last action(s)||Ctrl+Z|
|Undo the undo action(s)||Ctrl+Y|
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