Microsoft Word Shortcuts
I’ve always relied heavily on keyboard short cuts their efficiency and convince was appealing, so naturally I adopted them when I started using Microsoft word. It’s helped me remove a lot of frustration and wasted time from my assignments. I was surprised after realizing how underrated and often unknown these key binds are. For the sake of every student, or anyone, I’ve included some of the more frequently used short-cuts.
Ctrl + C: copy any highlighted text to your clip board.
Ctrl+ V: paste the text without having to select it via mouse.
Ctrl + A: highlight everything in the document at once.
Ctrl + B: Bold all highlighted text.
Ctrl + E: Centers the highlighted text
Ctrl + F: Opens the find box *this allows you to search your entire document for key words.
Ctrl + I: Change selected font to italic
Ctrl + K: Insert a link
Ctrl + X: Cut highlighted text
Ctrl + Z: Undo last action
Ctrl + T: Create a hanging indent.
Ctrl + R: Align highlighted text to the right side of the screen.
Ctrl + M: Indent the paragraph
Ctrl + L: Align highlighted text to the left side of the screen.
Ctrl+ 2: Change to double spaced lines.
Ctrl + F2: Display print preview
Alt + Ctrl + F2: Open a new document
Ctrl + Shift + L: Create a bullet point
Ctrl + Shift + F: Change font
F7: Spell and grammar check highlighted text / document
F12: Save as
Adding some of these short cuts to your typing sessions, you will realize how tedious and inefficient using your mouse was. Also, don’t limit short cuts to just word, spread it to every application you use, you’ll be glad you did!
by Joao Pimental
Costa Academic Support staff