Word 2010 Shortcut Keys

By Dan Gookin

Part of Word 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Sure, menus are wonderful, but all that clicking might not be the fastest way for you to get something done. Peruse the following table for the many shortcuts Microsoft Word 2010 offers.

Moving around in a document

Press This To Move Insertion Pointer Here
Up one line of text
Down one line of text
Right one character
Left one character
Ctrl+↑ Up one paragraph
Ctrl+↓ Down one paragraph
Ctrl+→ Right one word
Ctrl+← Left one word
PgUp Up one screen
PgDn Down one screen
End To end of current line
Home To start of current line
Ctrl+Home To top of document
Ctrl+End To bottom of document

The most common key commands

Press This To Do This
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+Z Undo

Text-formatting key commands

To Do This Press This
Bold Ctrl+B
Italic Ctrl+I
Underline Ctrl+U
Double Underline Ctrl+Shift+D
Word Underline Ctrl+Shift+W
Small Caps Ctrl+Shift+K
Superscript Ctrl+Shift++
Subscript Ctrl+=
Erase Formatting Ctrl+spacebar
Grow Font Size Ctrl+Shift+>
Shrink Font Size Ctrl+Shift+<
ALL CAPS Ctrl+Shift+A
Font Ctrl+Shift+F
Point Size Ctrl+Shift+P
Font Dialog Box Ctrl+D

Paragraph-formatting key commands

To Do This Press This
Center Text Ctrl+E
Left Align Ctrl+L
Right Align Ctrl+R
One Line Spacing Ctrl+1
1½ Line spacing Ctrl+5
Two Line Spacing Ctrl+2
Justify Ctrl+J
Indent Paragraph Ctrl+M
Unindent Ctrl+Shift+M
Hanging indent Ctrl+T
Unhang indent Ctrl+Shift+T

Common Word key commands

Feature/Action Press This
Help F1
Cancel Escape
Go Back Shift+F5
New Document Ctrl+N
Open Ctrl+O
Print Ctrl+P
Close Ctrl+W
Quick Save Ctrl+S
Repeat Ctrl+Y
Find Ctrl+F
Find and Replace Ctrl+H
Manual Page Break Ctrl+Enter

Uncommon (but useful) Word key commands

Feature/Action Press This
Go To F5
Show/Hide Ctrl+Shift+8
Office Button Menu Alt+F
Styles Task Pane Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S
Print Preview Ctrl+Alt+I
Word Count Ctrl+Shift+G
Symbol Font Ctrl+Shift+Q
Print Layout View Ctrl+Alt+P
Draft (Normal) Mode Ctrl+Alt+N
Outline Mode Ctrl+Alt+O
Split Window Alt+Ctrl+S

Handy insert key commands

To Insert This Press This
Today’s Date Alt+Shift+D
Current Time Alt+Shift+T
Paste Special Alt+Ctrl+V
Footnote Alt+Ctrl+F
Endnote Alt+Ctrl+D
Comment Ctrl+Alt+M