Keyboard shortcuts

Applies to: Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016.

Keyboard shortcuts facilitate fast commands in one step, without relying on the the mouse or locating a command on the ribbon.

You’re probably already familiar with a few keyboard shortcuts, like Ctrl+S, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, and Ctrl+V, which are the Windows shortcuts for save, copy, cut, and paste. Here are some more handy shortcuts when you’re using Word on a Windows computer (U.S. keyboard layout):

Writing and formatting

Insert hyperlinkCtrl+K
UndoCtrl+Z
RedoCtrl+Y
Select all  Ctrl+A
BoldCtrl+B
ItalicsCtrl+I
UnderlineCtrl+U

Find what you need quickly

FindCtrl+F
Find and replaceCtrl+H

Print

PrintCtrl+P 

Get help

Open the Tell me search boxAlt+Q

Keyboard reference

Keyboard shortcuts in Word

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