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Most useful Word shortcut that you should not forget [Windows & Mac]

Microsoft Word is the most popular and widely used word processor. Keyboard shortcut helps user do task quickly and efficiently. Ms Word provides keyboard shortcut for almost all tasks. Following list contains the Ms Word’s most useful and frequently used shortcut.

List of most useful and commonly used Ms Word shortcut.

You can get most of the Mac shortcut by simply replacing Ctrl (of Windows) with Command (of Mac)

To do thisWindowsMac
Open a document.Ctrl+O⌘+O
Create a new document.Ctrl+N⌘+N
Save the document.Ctrl+S⌘+S
Close the document.Ctrl+W⌘+W
Cut the selected content to the Clipboard.Ctrl+X⌘+X or F2
Copy the selected content to the Clipboard.Ctrl+C⌘+C or F3
Paste the contents of the Clipboard.Ctrl+V⌘+V or F4
Select all document content.Ctrl+A⌘+ A
Apply bold formatting to text.Ctrl+B⌘+B
Apply italic formatting to text.Ctrl+I⌘+I
Apply underline formatting to text.Ctrl+U⌘+U
Decrease the font size by 1 point.Ctrl+[⌘+ [
Increase the font size by 1 point.Ctrl+]⌘+]
Center the text.Ctrl+E⌘+E
Align the text to the left.Ctrl+L⌘+L
Align the text to the right.Ctrl+R⌘+R
Cancel a command.EscEsc
Undo the previous action.Ctrl+Z⌘+Z or F1
Redo the previous action, if possible.Ctrl+Y⌘+Y
Adjust the zoom magnification.Alt+W, Q, then tab to desired zoom
Split the document window.Ctrl+Alt+S
Remove the document window split.Alt+Shift+C or Ctrl+Alt+S

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