Shortcuts for Word 2016

We know some of these will be familiar to a lot of you, but this is a useful list of the more popular shortcuts that will speed up your typing in Word. For those of you touch-typing your way around the keyboard, these tips will help you avoid reaching for the mouse.

Everyone else should find it a list that helps you increase productivity, even if it’s only a word or two extra a minute. Keep it handy and let us know if you have any other favourites we can share with our readers in theĀ future.

Ctrl + A: Select all contents of theĀ document
Ctrl + B: Bold highlighted selection
Ctrl + C: Copy selected text
Ctrl + V: Paste selected text
Ctrl + X: Cut selected text
Ctrl + I: Italicise highlighted text
Ctrl + K: Insert link
Ctrl + U: Underline highlighted text
Ctrl + Y: Redo last action performed
Ctrl + Z: Undo last action
Ctrl + N: Open new blank document
Ctrl + O: Open options
Ctrl + P: Open print window
Ctrl + F: Open find/navigation box
Ctrl + G: Open find and replace box – Go to
Ctrl + H: Open find and replace box
Ctrl + J: Justify paragraph alignment
Ctrl + L: Fully align selected text or paragraph
Ctrl + Q: Left align selected text or paragraph
Ctrl + E: Centre align selected text or paragraph
Ctrl + R: Right align selected text or paragraph
Ctrl + M: Indent selected paragraph
Ctrl + T: Apply hanging indent
Ctrl + D: Open font options box
Ctrl + Del: Delete word to right of cursor
Ctrl + Back: Delete word to left of cursor

Next issue, we’ll take a look at another popular application and offer a few more shortcuts to help you get more from your Office 365 subscription. And remember our dedicated training team will happily devise a training programme to help you and your people achieve more, in less time.

As part of a general Office 365 training programme, we even offer a course in Word formatting that covers tips, tricks and shortcuts, to help everyone, regardless of their role quickly produce professional looking documents. We demonstrate how to use house styles to save time applying formatting and quickly create documents with consistent formatting.

If you would like any more details, please get in touch with our training team at

James Smith, Training Manager, Quiss Technology plc

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