Microsoft Word 2010 Shortcut Keys

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Although new versions of MS Word have been out, Microsoft Word 2010 is still one of the most used applications. So, if you are one of the users still fond of MS Word 2010, this article is for you.

Word files are generally used as the format for sending text files via email because nearly all users with a PC can read a Word file using the Word application.

In this article, you will learn a few shortcut keys to work on MS Word 2010 that make it easier to access your Word without using your mouse or touchpad. With the help of these shortcut keys, you can decrease the time necessary for navigating your PC’s Windows screen with your mouse finding a meticulous tab.

The section below will show you mind-blowing shortcuts that could be useful while using your Microsoft Word 2010.

Different types of shortcut keys in MS Word 2010

Below listed are the short-cut keys segregated according to the functionalities in Microsoft Word 2010

  1. Manage Microsoft Word 2010
  2. Navigation keys in Microsoft Word 2010
  3. Move the deleted keys in Word 2010
  4. MS Word Shortcut to Format Text and Align Text 
  5. MS Word shortcut keys to Cut, Copy, and Paste.

Hotkeys in Microsoft Word 2010

Manage Word Documents

Ctrl+ NCreate a new Word document
Ctrl + OOpen Word document
Ctrl + WClose Word document
Ctrl + SSave Word document
F12Save Word document as
Ctrl + PPrint Word document/ print preview
Ctrl+F6Switch between multiple Word documents
Alt, then f, rOpen Recent (file, recent)

Navigating within Documents

Arrow Left / Arrow RightJump one character to the left / to the right
Ctrl +Arrow Left / Ctrl +Arrow RightJump to the top / to bottom of the visible window
End/HomeJump to the end of a line/beginning of a line
Arrow Down/Arrow UpJump one line down / one line down
Ctrl + Arrow Down / Ctrl + Arrow UpJump one paragraph down / one paragraph up
Page Down/Page UpJump one screen down/ one screen up
Alt+Ctrl+Page Down / Alt +Ctrl Page UpJump to the end / to the beginning of the document
Ctrl+End/Ctrl+HomeGo to a page, bookmark, footnote, table, comment, graphic, or other location.
F6Cycle through Ribbon/open panes/Status Bar/document window
Ctrl+g or f5Go back to the previously edited position in a Word document (up to 4 places)
Alt+Ctrl+zGo to the last change or revision. It also works after opening a document.
Shift+F5Go to the last change or revision. It also works after opening a document.
Ctrl+Shift+F5Set, go to, and edit bookmarks
Alt+ Ctrl+ HomeSet Browse Options. Press the arrow keys to select an option, and then press enter to browse through a document by using the selected option
Ctrl+Page Down/ Ctrl+Page UpMove to next / move to the previous browser object as set in Browse Options.

Move and Delete texts

F2, then move to position and press EnterMove selected text to a different position
Shift+F2, then move to position and press EnterCopy selected text to a different position
Delete / BackspaceDelete one character to the right / to the left (or delete selection)
Ctrl+ Delete / Ctrl +BackspaceDelete one word to the right / to the left
DeleteErase one character to the right or delete selection
Ctrl+ Shift+<  / Ctrl+ Shift+>Decrease / Increase font size by one value

MS Word Shortcut to Format Text and Align Text

Alt + shift + FTo Open Font dialog box
Ctrl + Shift + NApply Normal Style
Ctrl+Shift +WApply/remove words underline
Ctrl + ECenter-align selected text
Ctrl + JJustify -align selected text
Ctrl + UApply + Remove underline

MS Word shortcut keys to Cut, Copy, and Paste

Ctrl + YRedo undone action
Alt + HPaste text only via Home Ribbon
Ctrl + Shift + CCopy the format of the selection into Format Clipboard
Ctrl + F3Cut text into Spike
Ctrl + Shift + F3Paste text from Spike and reset Spike

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How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts?

One can easily customize existing keyboard shortcuts by shortcut keys to a macro, command, style, font or frequently used symbol. Even you can also remove keyboard shortcut keys.

Follow the steps to customize keyboard shortcuts.

  • Press ALT + F keywords to open the Word Options dialog box and press the Down Arrow key to navigate and choose Customize Ribbon
  • Select the Customize option and press Enter; a dialog box appears.
  • In that a Category box contains a list of commands, use Down Arrow or Up Arrow to select any item you want to assign or remove a keyboard shortcut.
  • Press the TAB key to move to the Commands box.
  • Any keyboard shortcuts assigned to that command or item will display in the Current keys box.
  • Choose either the Assign or Remove option and click OK

Above mentioned MS Word shortcut keys make things easier in performing actions but some of the keys like Delete, Ctrl + Delete, or Ctrl + Backspace and  Backspace are used to delete text. While using these shortcut keys you should be very cautious otherwise you will lose your vital data.

About the Author: Tony Landry

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