From making your school projects to working on your corporate files. For all these things you have to work on Microsoft Word, every now and then. Be it inscription or editing a piece of write up, basic layout designing, formatting or doing anything that makes your written work presentable and error-free, you have been using Microsoft Word. But are you aware of these 15 must know Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts? Well, before jumping directly to these shortcuts, you should always know its importance. It cuts down the time, which you otherwise spend on finding tools in Quick Access Toolbar or in other tabs. With these shortcuts, you can make efficient use of the keyboard to get whatever you want in your document file. In a nutshell, it saves your time and speeds up your work.
Any software you work on has much to offer than you think. To explore more, start with its shortcut keys and soon you will find a whole new set of commands which you haven’t used ever before. In case of Microsoft Word, besides Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V for Windows and Command+C, Command+X and Command+V for Mac, Copy, Cut and Paste respectively, there are myriads of other shortcuts you need to know. You would find it interesting, many of these below mentioned Keyboard shortcuts can also be used for other Microsoft Office software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, etc.
|Shortcut Keys for Windows||Shortcut Keys for Mac||Operation|
|Ctrl+N||Command+N||Creates a new document|
|Ctrl+O||Command+O||Displays the open file window|
|Ctrl+P||Command+P||Opens the Print Command for the selected document|
|Ctrl+F||Command+F||Finds text within the current document.|
|Ctrl+Home||fn+Left Arrow Key||Navigates to start of the document|
|Ctrl+End||fn+Right Arrow Key||Navigates to end of the document|
|F12||Command+Shift+S||Choose the ‘Save As’ command in the File menu|
|F5||fn+F5 or F5||Choose the ‘Go To’ command in the Edit menu|
|Shift+F3||fn+Shift+F3||To change between lowercase, UPPERCASE, and Capitalise each word.|
|Shift+F4 or Ctrl+Y||#+Y||Repeats the last command|
|Ctrl+Enter||Command+Enter or Command+Return+fn||Inserts Page Break|
|Ctrl+M||Command+Right/Left Arrow||Indent the paragraph|
|Alt+F4 or Ctrl+F4||Command+W||Close the current document|
In case, you find these Keyboard shortcuts, also known as Hotkeys (tricky to remember), you can always customise your Keyboard shortcuts by selecting Customise Keyboard in Tools menu in the Menu Bar. Using this, you can create your own Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word and customise the existing ones as well.