Need to prepare a school essay or a professional CV/reports? MS Word is something that comes to everyone’s mind. With appropriate MS Word skills (keyboard shortcuts), one can complete any writing in very less interval time compared to someone who lacks those skills.
Here are some tips and tricks for Microsoft Word that will help you get things done faster and more efficiently than ever before.
25 Most Useful MS Word Keyboard Shortcuts
- Ctrl + C to copy,
- Ctrl + drag text /object: Creates a copy of the text/ object
- Ctrl + V to paste,
- Ctrl + X to cut
- Ctrl + S to save
- Ctrl + N to Open new Document
- Alt + Shift + D to automatically place the current Date on the document
- insert links into a document Ctrl + K
- Find command, click Ctrl + F
- To replace, Ctrl + H
- Ctrl + Space or click the Clear All Formatting button: Remove unwanted formatting. Trying to turn a document from an external source into something that works for you
- Ctrl+ Backspace: Delete entire words at a time.
- To select an entire paragraph make triple- clicks anywhere in the paragraph
- Ctrl + click selects sentence. Click anywhere in a sentence while holding the Ctrl key down will select the sentence
- Hold down the ALT key and drag your mouse to select any rectangular area.
- To create a horizontal line type 3 hyphens and press Enter
- Ctrl+ makes a word subscript and Ctrl+Shift makes a word superscript
- Ctrl + Shift + C: Copies the formatting of the selected text and we can apply this formatting by using Ctrl + Shift + V in a new section or Use Format Painter feature to quickly apply a particular format to a new area.
- Select some text -now if you will press Ctrl + Shift + > the font size of the selected text will increase. To decrease the font size use Ctrl + Shift + < combination
- To increase the font size : Select some text then press Ctrl + Shift + >
- To decrease the font size : Ctrl + Shift + <
- To quickly create a table: type a plus sign (+) then press the Tab key; again type a plus and again press Tab key; do this as many times as the number of cells you want in your table. Then press Enter.
- Shift + F5: To move the cursor to the location where it was when you last edited before saving the document.
- Shift + F3: Toggles through capitalization options.
- Typing “=rand(a, b) ” where a is paragraph and b is a number of the sentence and pressing Enter will automatically generate random text that we can use for testing the page formatting, fonts, etc. [e.g. =rand(5,8) will generate 5 paragraph of 8 sentences on each].