Common Shortcuts in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2019

By Faithe Wempen

Part of Office 2019 For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

By touching a couple of keys in combination, you can save time with simple tasks in Office 2019, such as copying text from one place and pasting it somewhere else. The keyboard shortcuts included here work equally well in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2019. Both mouse and keyboard methods are provided here.

 

To do this With the mouse With the keyboard
Open a file File→Open Ctrl+O
Create a new file File→New Ctrl+N
Print active document File→Print Ctrl+P
Save your work (first time), or resave with same settings File→Save Ctrl+S
Save your work with different name, location, or type File→Save As F12
Copy selection to Clipboard Home→ Copy Ctrl+C
Cut selection to Clipboard Home→ Cut Ctrl+X
Paste selection to Clipboard Home→ Paste Ctrl+V
Open the Paste Special dialog box Home→Paste→Paste Special Ctrl+Shift+V
Display shortcut menu for selected item Right-click item Shift+F10
Left-align a paragraph Home→ Left Align Ctrl+L
Center a paragraph Home→ Center Ctrl+E
Right-align a paragraph Home→ Right Align Ctrl+R
Make text bold Home→ Bold Ctrl+B
Make text italicized Home→ Italic Ctrl+I
Make text underlined Home→Underline Ctrl+U
Make text larger Home→Increase Font Size Ctrl+>
Make text smaller Home→Decrease Font Size Ctrl+<
Undo previous action Undo button on Quick Access toolbar Ctrl+Z
Redo previous Undo Redo button on Quick Access toolbar Ctrl+Y
Insert hyperlink Insert→Hyperlink Ctrl+K
Get help Type in Tellme what you want to do box F1
Close the active file File→Close Ctrl+F4
Close the application Close button on application window Alt+F4
Check spelling Review→Spelling F7