Microsoft Word 2010 shortcut keys

Microsoft Word 2010 is one efficient application for Word processor and is used worldwide. Word processors have a diversity of uses and applications within the corporate world, home, and education. Word files are generally used as the format for sending text file via e-mail because nearly all users with a PC can read a Word file by using the Word application.  In this article, I am introducing few shortcut keys to work on MS Word 2010 that makes it easier to access your Word without using mouse or touch pad. With the help of these shortcut keys, you can decrease the time necessary for navigating your PC’s Window screen with your mouse finding for a meticulous tab.

List of shortcut keys in MS Word 2010

1. Manage Word Documents
Ctrl+ N Create 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)


2. Navigate within Documents
Arrow Left / Arrow Right Jump one character to the left / to the right
Ctrl +Arrow Left / Ctrl +Arrow Right Jump one word to the left / to the right
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 top / to bottom of visible window
Ctrl+End/Ctrl+Home Jump to end / to beginning of document
F6 Cycle through Ribbon/open panes/Status Bar/document window
Ctrl+g or f5 Go to a page, bookmark, footnote, table, comment, graphic, or other location
Alt+Ctrl+z Go back to previously edited position in word document (up to 4 places)
Shift+F5 Go to a last change or revision. Also works after opening 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 previous browser object as set in Browse Options


3. Move and Delete Text
F2, then move to position and press Enter Move selected text to different position
Shift+F2, then move to position and press Enter Copy selected text to 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 Delete one character to the right or delete selection
Ctrl+ Shift+<  / Ctrl+ Shift+> Decrease / Increase font size by one value

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 Down Arrow key to navigate and choose Customize Ribbon
  • Select Customize option and press Enter key, a dialog box appears
  • In that a Category box contains a list of commands, use Down Arrow or Up Arrow to select any of one items that you want to assign a keyboard shortcut or to remove a keyboard shortcut.
  • Press the TAB key to move to the Commands box.
  • Any keyboard shortcuts that are assigned currently to that command or item will display in the Current keys box.
  • Choose either 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 which are used to delete text. While using these shortcut key you should be very cautious otherwise you will lose your vital data.  In case you lost any Word file then you need to use one of the best data recovery tool like Remo Recover Windows Basic Version, which is competent to get back lost Word documents effectively.

Microsoft Word 2010 shortcut keys was last modified: September 9th, 2020 by Tony Landry

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