6 Unknown Keyboard Shortcuts For MS Word

I love using keyboard and prefer using keyboard shortcuts over the traditional ways as they save so much of time and efforts. We have shared number of keyboard shortcuts on number os subjects like Ubuntu, Linux, Mac, MS Word, and other programs.

In this post, I would be listing out some of the most useful yet unknown keyboard shortcuts for MS Word.

6 Unknown Keyboard Shortcuts For MS Word

Selecting Columns

While working on Unix terminal, I find it very handy being able to select any particular I want. Well, if I am confusing you, consider having a list on a MS Word file, and you want to select only one particular column of that, what would you do? Just press Alt and use your Mouse to select any particular column. Pretty useful, right?

Increasing Or Decreasing Font Size

Easier way to vary the font size is by selecting the text, and using Ctrl + + buttons to increase the font size and Ctrl + – keys to decrease the font size. I wonder if there is an easier way to increase or decrease font size on MS Word.

You can even get the headings of required size using keyboard shortcuts. Here are they, Ctrl + Alt + 1 or 2 or 3 for Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3 sizes.

Better Use Of Delete And Backspace Buttons

I actually came to know about this shortcut once I started working on Mac. In order to delete a complete word, you can either use Ctrl + Backspace or Ctrl + Delete buttons based on the position of your cursor.

Shortcut To Insert Date And Time

While making a document on MS Word, you can use a simple shortcut to insert date or time. All you need to do is hit Shift + Alt + D for Date and Shift + Alt + T for time.

Bulleting and Hyperlinking.

A shortcut to create bullets would always be helpful. Just hit Ctrl + Alt + L to get it done.

If you want to add a hyper link to a text or line on your word document, you need to hover around using your mouse. All you need to do is select the text and hit Ctrl + K, this will launch a window to insert link. Quick, and simple.


If you hit enter after typing anything on MS Word, it will leave good amount of space in between the lines. And if that is not what you were looking for, Shift + Enter to get a paragraph break. See, if this meets your needs.

If you are aware of any such MS Word keyboard shortcuts which you think could be unknown, please comment and share with the fellow readers.

Filed under: Tips n Tricks
May 31, 2012 by: Prasanth Chandra

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