Cheat Sheet

Word 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

From Word 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Doug Lowe [with Ryan C. Williams]

Word 2010 is the most powerful word processor available to create and edit documents for work, home, or school. Word 2010 is the ideal tool for creating just about any type of document imaginable, from a brief letter to your mom to a term paper to a feature-length book complete with a table of contents, appendixes, and an index. Although all of Word’s features are available from the easy-to-use Ribbon interface, it pays to learn a few keyboard shortcuts for the most commonly used editing and formatting tasks.

Word 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts

Word 2010 offers a number of helpful keyboard shortcuts for performing tasks quickly. Here are some shortcuts for common Word formatting, editing, and file and document tasks.

Word 2010 Formatting Shortcuts
Command Shortcut Ribbon Location
Bold Ctrl+B Home tab, Font group
Italic Ctrl+I Home tab, Font group
Underline Ctrl+U Home tab, Font group
Center Ctrl+E Home tab, Paragraph group
Left Align Ctrl+L Home tab, Paragraph group
Right Align Ctrl+R Home tab, Paragraph group
Justify Ctrl+J Home tab, Paragraph group
Clear Formatting Ctrl+spacebar Home tab, Font group
Word 2010 Editing Shortcuts
Command Shortcut Ribbon Location
Undo Ctrl+Z Quick Access toolbar
Cut Ctrl+X Home tab, Clipboard group
Copy Ctrl+C Home tab, Clipboard group
Paste Ctrl+V Home tab, Clipboard group
Select All Ctrl+A Home tab, Editing group
Find Ctrl+F Home tab, Editing group
Replace Ctrl+H Home tab, Editing group
Word 2010 File and Document Shortcuts
Command Shortcut Ribbon Location
New Ctrl+N File tab, New command
Open Ctrl+O File tab, Open command
Save Ctrl+S File tab, Save command
Print Ctrl+P File tab, Print command
Help F1 Help button at top right of Ribbon
New Page Ctrl+Enter Insert tab, Pages group

Word 2010 Ribbon Commands

Are you lost in the Ribbon? If you’ve recently upgraded from Word 2003, using the Word 2010 Ribbon to perform common Word operations may be challenging at first. To make your transition easier, here are the Word 2010 equivalent commands for common Word 2003 menu commands.

Word 2003 Command Equivalent Word 2010 Command
File→New File tab, New
File→Save File tab, Save
File→Page Setup Page Layout tab, Page Setup group
Edit→Undo Quick Access toolbar, Undo
Edit→Find Home tab, Editing group, Find
Edit→Replace Home tab, Editing group, Replace
Insert→Picture→Clip Art Insert tab, Illustrations group, Clip Art
Insert→Picture→From File Insert tab, Illustrations group, Picture
Insert→Diagram Insert tab, Illustrations group, SmartArt
Format→Font Home tab, Font group, dialog box launcher
Format→Paragraph Home tab, Paragraph group, dialog box launcher
Format→Styles and Formatting Home tab, Styles group, dialog box launcher
Tools→Spelling and Grammar Review tab, Proofing group, Spelling & Grammar
Tools→Letters and Mailings Mailings tab
Tools→Templates and Add-Ins File tab, Options, Add-Ins tab, select Templates in the Manage drop-down list and click Go
Tools→Options File tab, Options
Table→Draw Table Insert tab, Tables group, Table
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