90 Control Key Shortcuts for Microsoft Word

The Windows keyboard has two important keys to quickly complete tasks using shortcuts. One is alternate or ALT key and the other is control or CTRL key. We have listed out more than 450 useful alt code shortcuts under the article alt key shortcuts for Windows. And in this article we listed 90 useful control key shortcuts for Microsoft word. These shortcuts are tested with Word 2016 and mostly work with many other Office packages like PowerPoint and Excel.

Control Key Shortcuts for Microsoft Word

The default Microsoft Windows keyboard will have two control keys. You can hold any one of the control keys and then press other key combinations together to apply the shortcuts. For example, press CTRL + ALT + C to insert the copyright © symbol at any place in the document.

Control Key ShortcutsFunction
Ctrl + 0Add or remove line spacing before paragraph
Ctrl + 1Set line spacing to 1
Ctrl + 2Set line spacing to 2
Ctrl + 5Set line spacing to 1.5
Ctrl + =Subscript
Ctrl + [Decrease font size by 1 point
Ctrl + ]Increase font size by 1 point
Ctrl + ASelect all content in a document
Ctrl + Alt + 1Convert selected text to Heading 1 style
Ctrl + Alt + 2Convert selected text to Heading 2 style
Ctrl + Alt + 3Convert selected text to Heading 3 style
Ctrl + Alt + .Insert an ellipsis …
Ctrl + Alt + CInsert copyright symbol ©
Ctrl + Alt + HomeOpen browse options box
Ctrl + Alt + IPrint preview mode
Ctrl + Alt + KStart auto formatting
Ctrl + Alt + MInsert a comment
Ctrl + Alt + NSwitch to draft layout mode
Ctrl + Alt + OSwitch layout to outline mode
Ctrl + Alt + PSwitch layout to print layout mode
Ctrl + Alt + RInsert registered symbol ®
Ctrl + Alt + SSplit or combine the document window
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + SOpen styles pane
Ctrl + Alt + TInsert trademark symbol ™
Ctrl + Alt + VOpen paste special dialog box
Ctrl + Alt + ZMove to last four edited places on the document
Ctrl + BChange the selected text to bold
Ctrl + CCopy the selected content to clipboard
Ctrl + DOpen “Font” dialog box
Ctrl + ECenter the element
Ctrl + EnterInsert a page break
Ctrl + FSearch document
Ctrl + F1Expand or collapse the ribbon
Ctrl + F2Open print menu
Ctrl + F3Cut the selected text (not to clipboard)
Ctrl + F4Close the active document
Ctrl + F6Switch between documents when multiple documents are open
Ctrl + F9Insert a special text within open and close curly brackets
Ctrl + F10Resize or maximize document window
Ctrl + F12Open an existing document
Ctrl + F12Launch open dialog box
Ctrl + GGo to particular part of any page in a document
Ctrl + HFind and replace
Ctrl + IItalic font
Ctrl + JJustify text
Ctrl + KInsert hyperlink
Ctrl + LLeft alignment
Ctrl + Left ArrowJump word to left
Ctrl + MIncrease indent or tab
Ctrl + NCreate a new document
Ctrl + OOpen an existing document
Ctrl + PGo to print options
Ctrl + Page DownMove to next browse object set in browse options
Ctrl + Page UpMove to previous browse object set inn browse options
Ctrl + QRemove formatting from a paragraph
Ctrl + RRight alignment
Ctrl + Right ArrowJump word to right
Ctrl + SSave document
Ctrl + Shift + +Superscript
Ctrl + Shift + <Decrease font size by 1 point
Ctrl + Shift + >Increase font size by 1 point
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Page DownSelect till the end of current visible window
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Page UpSelect till the start of current visible window
Ctrl + Shift + CCopy formatting from the selection
Ctrl + Shift + DDouble underline words
Ctrl + Shift + Down ArrowExtend selection till the paragraph end
Ctrl + Shift + EToggle tracking on or off
Ctrl + Shift + EndSelect till the end of the document
Ctrl + Shift + EnterInsert a column break
Ctrl + Shift + FOpen font dialog box
Ctrl + Shift + F9Remove hyperlink
Ctrl + Shift + HomeSelect till start of the document
Ctrl + Shift + KConvert selected text to capital or small letters
Ctrl + Shift + Left ArrowSelect word by word from right to left
Ctrl + Shift + NRemove formatting
Ctrl + Shift + NConvert the selected text to body text format in the document
Ctrl + Shift + Right ArrowSelect word by word from left to right
Ctrl + Shift + SOpen apply styles pane
Ctrl + Shift + Up ArrowExtend selection till the paragraph start
Ctrl + Shift + VPaste formatting style from previous selection.
Ctrl + Shift + VApply copied formatting to the selection
Ctrl + Shift + WUnderline words excluding in-between spaces
Ctrl + Space BarDisplay or hide the language bar in the task bar
Ctrl + TCreate a hanging indent for paragraph
Ctrl + UUnderline
Ctrl + VPaste from clipboard
Ctrl + WClose the active document
Ctrl + XCut the selection
Ctrl + YRedo
Ctrl + ZUndo
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