Productivity-Boosting Keyboard Shortcuts for Writers


Speed up your everyday writing workflow with these basic keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word.

Sometimes mouse-work can be slow and tedious. Here are a few essential PC keyboard shortcuts you can use to get more done in less time!

Ctrl + ASelect all
Ctrl + CCopy
Ctrl + VPaste
Ctrl + FFind
Ctrl + PPrint
Ctrl + F2Print preview
Ctrl + ZUndo
Ctrl + YRedo
Ctrl + BBold
Ctrl + IItalicize
Ctrl + UUnderline
Ctrl + ECenter text
Ctrl + JJustify
Ctrl + LLeft justify
Ctrl + RRight justify
Shift + F3Change the case of text
Ctrl + =Subscript
Alt + 0145Left single curly quote
Alt + 0146Right single curly quote
Alt + 0147Left double curly quote
Alt + 0148Right double curly quote
Alt + 0150En dash (–)
Alt + 0151Em dash (—)

Obviously, do not enter the + signs.

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