Microsoft Office Word 2010 Shortcut Keys [Tips]

In this post we have quickly compiled some useful Word 2010 hotkeys. For those who don’t know, we are covering tips on Microsoft Office 2010 for a  few months now, and have covered quite some tips on Word 2010 as well. In order to work faster and improve your productivity, here is a short list of shortcuts available in Word 2010.


Key Behavior
CTRL+SHIFT+A converts the selected text to capital letters or vice versa
CTRL+SHIFT+F Displays the Font dialog box.
CTRL+SHIFT+G Displays the Word Count dialog box.
CTRL+SHIFT+S Displays the Apply Styles task pane.
ALT+R Displays the Review tab
ALT+CTRL+1 Apply Heading 1, Similarly ALT + CTRL + 2 will apply heading 2
CTRL+SHIFT+L Applies Bullets
CTRL+SHIFT+F5 Bookmark
CTRL + B Bold Text
CTRL + I Italic Text
CTRL + U Underline Text
CTRL+PAGE DOWN Browse Next
CTRL+E Navigate to the center Paragraph
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER Column Break
CTRL+SHIFT+C Copy Format
ALT+SHIFT+F7 Dictionary
ALT+CTRL+S Splits the Document
CTRL+SHIFT+D Double Underline
CTRL+END End of Document
END End of line
CTRL+SHIFT+P Font size select
SHIFT+F5 or ALT+CTRL+Z Go Back to previous state
CTRL+SHIFT+. Grow Font
CTRL+] Grow Font one point
ALT+SHIFT+R Header Footer Link
CTRL+K Hyperlink
CTRL+M Indentation
CTRL+J Justifies Paragraph
ALT+F8 Inserts Macros
ALT+SHIFT+K Mail Merge Check
F10 Menu Mode
ALT+F7 Moves to the Next Misspelling
CTRL+H Replace
CTRL+P Print
CTRL+SHIFT+F12 Also launches Print
ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE Redo
F12 Save As
CTRL+SHIFT+K Small Caps
CTRL+SHIFT+S Style
SHIFT+F7 Thesaurus
ALT+SHIFT+T Time Field
CTRL+SHIFT+M Unindent

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  • http://twitter.com/sheikhali Muhammad Ali

    Interestingly, two shortcut keys for the Redo operation the one you mentioned, and the more common one being Ctrl+Y I wonder why they would do such a thing.

    • purefusion

      Stupid that the alternate for Ctrl+Y isn’t Ctrl+Shift+Z. Just. Plain. Stupid!

  • http://twitter.com/sheikhali Muhammad Ali

    Interestingly, two shortcut keys for the Redo operation the one you mentioned, and the more common one being Ctrl+Y I wonder why they would do such a thing.

  • Serge

    You should check your shortcuts? E.g., you say CTRL+E Navigate to the center Paragraph, but this shortcut was always used to center text and I don't think that MS is going to break compatibility with previous versions of Microsoft Word (take a look at http://www.officetooltips.com/word_2007/tips/ho…)

  • Serge

    You should check your shortcuts? E.g., you say CTRL+E Navigate to the center Paragraph, but this shortcut was always used to center text and I don't think that MS is going to break compatibility with previous versions of Microsoft Word (take a look at http://www.officetooltips.com/word_2007/tips/ho…)

  • http://www.officetooltips.com rama kant

    short cut keys my computer

  • Word

    People, tell me please, how to zoom in text while I’m reading?

    • http://www.zduk.co.uk zduk.co.uk

      It’s usually some combination of CTRL + SHIFT + +/- (or mouse scroll)

      • http://blog.olansa.co.uk davidharrison

        If only it was as sensible as you suggest. The Office development team seem to have missed out on the last ten years of common shortcuts elsewhere (including IE, other browsers and most Adobe software) and don’t think it’s useful to zoom from the keyboard. Better to drop what you’re typing, reach for the mouse — if you don’t have a pen tablet, installed that is — and do some kludge with the mouse wheel. Daft.

  • ravi

    k better

  • rain

    CTRL+SHIFT+F = Displays the Font dialog box.

    i guess CTRL+D its easier

  • mike.smith

    CTRL + F1 and you hide ribbon toolbar :-)

  • VicOlson

    Please add Shift+F3 which cycles/toggles to change selected text from/to all caps, all lower case or initial caps. Works in earlier versions of Word, too. Very handy!

  • Tan

    F4 to repeat an action. This could be one of the most frequent used shortcuts for me. I have written my own choice of top 10 most useful microsoft word shortcuts, check it out on http://slashtasks.com/2011/01/22/top-10-microsoft-word-shorcut-keys-for-productivity-boost/

  • shekar

    F5 is auto refresh

  • TOM

    I am currently going through a Software issue with Dell support, and a follow-up is for 20.6.2011 at about from 12-3pm my time. I now have shortcuts for WORD and OneNote 2010.
    I still need to find more information on solving problems in Microsoft Office, whenever needed.

    In Word 2003 I have now shut my door on. Microsoft Office Professional has all I need, to work with. As I have now fully gone over to 2010 its the only way to go, with a little help with your book. Tom.

  • Ian

    I know ALT + 130 is é – can anyone teach me how to do the capital E with the stress?

    • Rosie

      Hi,

      To get É you need to use Alt 0201, now if you have a laptop that doesn’t have a numeric keyboard, I would recommend to switch to the Spanish Keyboard and you can switch from the English keyboard to the Spanish one whenever you want. It{s helpful if you have to type long paragraphs that require the letters with stress for upper or lower cases, the ñ,Ñ,¨ for ü or Ü.

      Another way to get the stress symbols for the letters is by going to the “Insert” tab on Word, click on “Symbol”, then, “More symbols” and you are going to see a box of all the letters with specific symbol and the Shortcut at the botom, Alt+ …..

      • John Salamanca

        Another way to get special characters is to use the following combinations:

        Ctrl + ‘ then E gives É
        Ctrl + ~ then N give Ñ
        ctrl + : then u gives ü, etc…

  • omid

    what is the hot key of “changing direction”??  

  • Sandy

    I had a list of Folders in my Documents but one Folder shortcut is missing.
    How do I recover it to return it to my list of Folders?

  • Rsitter131

    Isn’t there a COMPLETE list of all shortcut keys.  If so, where can I find it?

  • Plee3

    Where is the strike over key?

  • Plee3

    Where is the strike over key?

  • Maria

    What is the shortcut for the superscript “th” like when you type April 14th.  Thanks.

  • Maria

    Does anyone know the shortcut in Word 10 where I can show/hide all the keystrokes, spacing, etc.?  Thanks.

    • Gerbil

      Use CTRL+SHIFT+8  Hope it helps

  • SorryGrateful

    Is there a shortcut to display the Paragraph dialog box (something akin to Ctrl+D to display the Font dialog box)? Many thanks.

  • muhammad nawaz

    F8 is a short cut of save as

  • muhammad nawaz

    work hard

  • sarandsp at gmail

    Shortcut to insert symbols, we use alt+XXX. But it is not working in Office 2010. How do i do the same operation in Office 2010? Thanks in advance

  • l0vi

    ctrl+y repeat action

  • elocin

    hi.
    where did i find some symbols like in math symbols

  • glynne

    ALT o278 = Ė

  • Robert Yih

    Does anyone know why the word count from CTRL+SHIFT+G is sometimes different from the word count on the readability statistics

  • Kim Erickson

    I can’t find out shortcut to insert picture.

    • Kim Erickson

      Used to be Alt+I+P, but that does not work in Word 2010.

  • spm

    Suddenly my down arrow navigation key is typing the letter s in word 2010?

  • ks

    How do you do a short cut key for specific quick part inserts?

  • nabeelu

    how to get a free paragraph

  • EVServices

    How do I create shortcut key or control key when inserting repetitive text in a word document?
    Thanks