Microsoft Words 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts


Some of us are mouse-oriented, right-click people and some of us are really good with a keyboard. We’ve compiled fifty of the best Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts for the Office version 2013.

Fifty Nine Great Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts


Keyboard Shortcut


BASICS Ctrl+N Create new document
Ctrl+O Open document
Ctrl+W Close document
Ctrl+S Save document
F12 Save document as
Ctrl+P Print document/print preview
Ctrl+F6 Switch between multiple Word documents
Alt, then F, R Open Recent (file, recent)
Alt+Ctrl+P Switch to Print Layout view
Alt+Ctrl+O Switch to Outline view
Alt+Ctrl+N Switch to Draft view (used to be normal view)
Ctrl+scroll mouse Zoom in and zoom out
Alt then w, q Open Zoom Menu (no native shortcut exists for zoom in/ zoom out)
Alt+Ctrl+S Split the document window
Alt+Space Open the window menu
Alt+F4 Exit Word
PARAGRAPHS Ctrl+1 Set line-spacing to single-space
Ctrl+2 Set line-spacing to double-space
Ctrl+5 Set line-spacing to 1.5
Ctrl+0 (zero) Add or remove one line space preceding a paragraph
Ctrl+R Right-align paragraph
Ctrl+L Left-align paragraph
Ctrl+E Center-align paragraph
Ctrl+J Justify-align paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+N Apply Normal style
NAVIGATE Arrow Left/Arrow Right Jump one character to the left / to the right
Ctrl+Arrow Left/Ctrl+Arrow Right Jump one word to the left / to the right
End/Home Jump to the end of a line / beginning of a line
Arrow Down/Arrow Up Jump one line down / one line up
Ctrl+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Jump one paragraph down / one paragraph up
Ctrl+End/Home Jump to end / to beginning of document
Ctrl+G or F5 Go to a page, bookmark, table, or other location
Alt+Ctrl+Z Go back to previously edited location in document (up to 4 places)
Shift+F5 Go to the last change or revision; will work after opening document, as well
Ctrl+Shift+F5 Go to, edit, and set bookmarks
FIND AND REPLACE Ctrl+H Open traditional find and replace window
Ctrl+H, then Alt+D Open traditional find window
Shift+F4 Repeat last find after closing find window
Ctrl+Tab Jump between find menu and document
Alt+Space, Arrow keys and Enter Move find menu window
Esc Close traditional active search window
SPECIAL FIELDS Alt+Shift+D Insert current Date Field
Alt+Shift+P Insert Page Number Field
Alt+Shift+t Insert current Time Field
Ctrl+F9 Insert an empty field
F11/Shift+F11 Go to the next field/ previous field
Ctrl+Shift+F9 Unlink a field
Ctrl+F11/Ctrl+Shift+F11 Lock a field / Unlock a field
MERGING MAIL Alt+Shift+K Mail merge preview
Alt+Shift+N Merge a document
Alt+Shift+M Print merged document
Alt+Shift+E Edit a mail-merge document (data only)
Alt+Shift+F Insert a merge field
REVIEW DOCUMENTS F7 Choose the Spelling command (Review tab).
Alt+Ctrl+M Insert a comment
Ctrl+Shift+E Turn change tracking on or off
Alt+Shift+C Close the Reviewing Pane if it is open
Ctrl+Shift+* Display nonprinting characters
Ctrl+Shift+G Open the Word Counting dialog box

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