Get the best out of Microsoft Word with these handy keyboard shortcuts. The faster you get your work done the faster you can get back here and watch gifs of cats taking over the world.
Ctrl+W / Ctrl+O – Close/Open document.
Pretend you’re a magician the next time your crush asks you to help them out with their quarterly report.
Ctrl+Z. Undo an action.
You know the human race likes to drink when we include an “Oops” function in our business software.
Ctrl+Y. Redo the last action or repeat an action.
Handy when you are an intern or have to do repetitive mindless tasks…like working.
Ctrl+P. Print a document.
…and then call the IT guy because the printer isn’t working again.
Ctrl+K. Insert a hyperlink.
If you link this webpage about how to create a hyperlink, have you created hyperlink-ception?
Alt+Left. Arrow Go back one page.
Monday productivity in GIF form
Alt+Right. Arrow Go forward one page.
…nobody ever finished by going back a proofreading their work.
Ctrl+C. Copy selected text
The perfect metaphor for the internet.
Ctrl+V. Paste the Clipboard.
…just make sure you didn’t put the name of your favorite “adult entertainment” star in the clipboard beforehand.
Ctrl+Shift+A. Format all letters as capitals.
…because sometimes deaf people read your memos.
Ctrl+B. Applies or removes bold formatting.
It’s well known that the only parts that anyone asks you about are the bold parts.
Ctrl+I. Applies or removes italic formatting.
When you really need to be artistic but you’re at the office
Ctrl+=. Apply subscript formatting
Because size matters and small things are cute.
Alt, S, T, I. Insert Table of Contents.
Tables are the international sign of professionalism.
Alt, S, T, R. Remove Table of Contents.
Sometimes, trying to format the table takes longer than writing the thing in the first place…just go without and cut your losses
Alt, W, R. Ruler
The only way to see how bad your formatting is. warning using a ruler all the time leads to low self esteem so hide that thing.
Alt, F, X. Exit Word.
Unfortunately you will have to go and get a drink by yourself, that service is only available in Microsoft Office Pro.
F6 Cycle through the opened panes
Just like you do with your browser when your boss’s door opens
Alt+Ctrl+Z go back to previous edits in a document, up to 4 times
Too bad you only figure out your mistake 3 hours after you went home.
Alt+Ctrl+PgUp/PgDn jump to top or bottom of document
Teleporting for Word.
Ctrl+V, Ctrl and then t/k – paste text only/paste with formatting
The secret of great looking memo’s is that the formats have been copied and passed down through generations.
Ctrl+F3 – Cut to spike (a different clipboard)
This is an alternative clipboard, that doesn’t overwrite the enter you make with the copy or cut command.
Ctrl+Shift+F3 – paste to spike
This is where you copy your favorite adult entertainers name.
Shift+Enter – Insert line break without breaking paragraph
This is the cheat that makes paragraphs squeaky clean and nicely spaced…
Ctrl+Shift+</> – Decrease/increase font
Bosses are too busy to read font smaller than 16