Shortcuts in Word 365 2016 2013 2010 2007

Field keyboard shortcuts

This tip contains shortcut keys for simple and faster work with fields.

Delete text and graphics quickly

You can delete text and graphics quickly.

The Function Key Display toolbar

The Function Key Display toolbar shows you possible functional key shortcut combinations when you press Shift, Ctrl, and Alt alone or in any combination. Thus you can easily reveal and learn handy combinations, which will save you a lot of time in the future.

Displaying Word Count Statistics

Sometimes you need to see a word count statistics without obtaining readability or AutoSummarize information. For example, you might have been given a limit on how many words a document can be for a particular assignment - magazines and newspapers commonly set this type of limit.

Replacing special characters

In addition to searching for and replacing text, you can search for and replace Word's special characters, such as paragraph and tab marks.

11 Shortcut Keys to control font format

This tip contains Shortcut Keys for formatting.

Change the default font in documents

When you create a new blank document, any text you type appears in the default font at a font size of 12 points, which is a standard size for text in everyday documents (such as letters or reports).

Quick typing of mathematical and other symbols

Mathematical and other texts require a large number of special symbols that are not present on the keyboard. To simplify this task, you can assign a shortcut for frequently used symbol.

How to create shortcuts

If you are the one of those who care about productivity of the work and tend to use keyboard instead of using a mouse to open menus and run commands, you might be interested how to reveal keyboard shortcuts and add more shortcuts to Word.

Using nonbreaking and optional hyphens

Use nonbreaking hyphens to hyphenate phrases or terms that you don't want to wrap to another line. With nonbreaking hyphens, the entire phrase or term wraps to the next line instead of breaking.