Productivity-Boosting Keyboard Shortcuts for Writers

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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 + A Select all
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + F Find
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + F2 Print preview
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo
Ctrl + B Bold
Ctrl + I Italicize
Ctrl + U Underline
Ctrl + E Center text
Ctrl + J Justify
Ctrl + L Left justify
Ctrl + R Right justify
Shift + F3 Change the case of text
Ctrl + = Subscript
Alt + 0145 Left single curly quote
Alt + 0146 Right single curly quote
Alt + 0147 Left double curly quote
Alt + 0148 Right double curly quote
Alt + 0150 En dash (–)
Alt + 0151 Em dash (—)

Obviously, do not enter the + signs.

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