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
- Manage Microsoft Word 2010
- Navigation keys in Microsoft Word 2010
- Move the deleted keys in Word 2010
- MS Word Shortcut to Format Text and Align Text
- MS Word shortcut keys to Cut, Copy, and Paste.
Hotkeys in Microsoft Word 2010
Manage Word Documents
|Ctrl+ N||Create a new Word document|
|Ctrl + O||Open Word document|
|Ctrl + W||Close Word document|
|Ctrl + S||Save Word document|
|F12||Save Word document as|
|Ctrl + P||Print Word document/ print preview|
|Ctrl+F6||Switch between multiple Word documents|
|Alt, then f, r||Open Recent (file, recent)|
Navigating within Documents
|Arrow Left / Arrow Right||Jump one character to the left / to the right|
|Ctrl +Arrow Left / Ctrl +Arrow Right||Jump to the top / to bottom of the visible window|
|End/Home||Jump to the end of a line/beginning of a line|
|Arrow Down/Arrow Up||Jump one line down / one line down|
|Ctrl + Arrow Down / Ctrl + Arrow Up||Jump one paragraph down / one paragraph up|
|Page Down/Page Up||Jump one screen down/ one screen up|
|Alt+Ctrl+Page Down / Alt +Ctrl Page Up||Jump to the end / to the beginning of the document|
|Ctrl+End/Ctrl+Home||Go to a page, bookmark, footnote, table, comment, graphic, or other location.|
|F6||Cycle through Ribbon/open panes/Status Bar/document window|
|Ctrl+g or f5||Go back to the previously edited position in a Word document (up to 4 places)|
|Alt+Ctrl+z||Go to the last change or revision. It also works after opening a document.|
|Shift+F5||Go to the last change or revision. It also works after opening a document.|
|Ctrl+Shift+F5||Set, go to, and edit bookmarks|
|Alt+ Ctrl+ Home||Set 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 Up||Move to next / move to the previous browser object as set in Browse Options.|
Move and Delete texts
|F2, then move to position and press Enter||Move selected text to a different position|
|Shift+F2, then move to position and press Enter||Copy selected text to a different position|
|Delete / Backspace||Delete one character to the right / to the left (or delete selection)|
|Ctrl+ Delete / Ctrl +Backspace||Delete one word to the right / to the left|
|Delete||Erase 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 + F||To Open Font dialog box|
|Ctrl + Shift + N||Apply Normal Style|
|Ctrl+Shift +W||Apply/remove words underline|
|Ctrl + E||Center-align selected text|
|Ctrl + J||Justify -align selected text|
|Ctrl + U||Apply + Remove underline|
MS Word shortcut keys to Cut, Copy, and Paste
|Ctrl + Y||Redo undone action|
|Alt + H||Paste text only via Home Ribbon|
|Ctrl + Shift + C||Copy the format of the selection into Format Clipboard|
|Ctrl + F3||Cut text into Spike|
|Ctrl + Shift + F3||Paste 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.