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7 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word

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You can never learn enough keyboard shortcuts. Here are 7 useful, time-saving ones for Microsoft Word to make your writing and editing process super efficient.

1. Ctrl + Enter: Insert page break

If you want to start some text on a new page in your Word document, don’t repeatedly hit Enter to add a page. Instead, use this handy shortcut to quickly insert a clean page break.

2. F4: Repeat your last command

Hitting F4 is a great, fast way to quickly repeat the last action you performed.

3. Ctrl + F6: Cycle through your open Word docs

Have multiple Word docs open at the same time? With this shortcut, you can cycle through them instantly instead of manually clicking on each one.

4. F5: Go to a page, section, line, & more

If you want to look at a specific page in your Word doc, you don’t have to keep scrolling down to find it. Just hit F5 and it’ll prompt you to enter in a page number, so you can quickly skip ahead to it. You can also skip ahead to sections, lines, footnotes, comments, and more.

5. Alt + Shift + Left/right arrow key: Create headings

Hit Alt + Shift + the left or right arrow keys, and you’ll be taken to the headings menu at the top of the screen (where you can scroll left/right between the various types of headings).

6. F12: Save as

Saving a new document has never been easier. Just hit F12 and you’ll be prompted to enter in a new file name.

7. Ctrl + E: Center text

If you want to quickly center your text, you don’t have to use the alignment buttons at the top of your screen. Hit Ctrl + E and your text will be instantly centered.

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