Word 2010 Shortcut Keys and Special Characters

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


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
New Page Ctrl+Enter
Insert a soft return, which is useful for breaking a line of text, such as in a document title or an address. Shift+Enter

Inserting Special Characters in Word 2010

You might need to insert an unusual character or symbol into your Word 2010 document.
Here is the refer to the following table.

Character Symbol Produced Key Combination
Euro Ctrl+Alt+E
Trademark Ctrl+Alt+T
Copyright © Ctrl+Alt+C
Registered mark ® Ctrl+Alt+R
En dash Ctrl+minus sign (on numeric keypad)
Em dash Alt+Ctrl+minus sign (on numeric keypad)
Unbreakable space   Ctrl+Shift+spacebar
Unbreakable hyphen   Ctrl+Shift+- (hyphen

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