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Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts: Edit and move text and graphics

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This is the list of Word keyboard shortcuts for Edit and move text and graphics in Office 2013:

Word Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

Find full keyboard shortcuts for Function key reference in Word 2013: Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts: Function key reference

Delete text and graphics

  • BACKSPACE – Delete one character to the left
  • CTRL+BACKSPACE – Delete one word to the left
  • DELETE – Delete one character to the right
  • CTRL+DELETE – Delete one word to the right
  • CTRL+X – Cut selected text to the Office Clipboard
  • CTRL+Z – Undo the last action
  • CTRL+F3 – Cut to the Spike

Copy and move text and graphics

  • Press ALT+H to move to the Home tab, and then press F,O – Open the Office Clipboard
  • CTRL+C – Copy selected text or graphics to the Office Clipboard
  • CTRL+X – Cut selected text or graphics to the Office Clipboard
  • CTRL+V – Paste the most recent addition or pasted item from the Office Clipboard
  • F2 (then move the cursor and press ENTER) – Move text or graphics once
  • SHIFT+F2 (then move the cursor and press ENTER) – Copy text or graphics once
  • ALT+F3 – When text or an object is selected, open the Create New Building Block dialog box
  • SHIFT+F10 – When the building block — for example, a SmartArt graphic — is selected, display the shortcut menu that is associated with it.
  • CTRL+F3 – Cut to the Spike
  • CTRL+SHIFT+F3 – Paste the Spike contents
  • ALT+SHIFT+R – Copy the header or footer used in the previous section of the document

Insert special characters

  • CTRL+F9 – A field
  • SHIFT+ENTER – A line break
  • CTRL+ENTER – A page break
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER – A column break
  • ALT+CTRL+MINUS SIGN – An em dash
  • CTRL+MINUS SIGN – An en dash
  • CTRL+HYPHEN – An optional hyphen
  • CTRL+SHIFT+HYPHEN – A nonbreaking hyphen
  • CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR – A nonbreaking space
  • ALT+CTRL+C – The copyright symbol
  • ALT+CTRL+R – The registered trademark symbol
  • ALT+CTRL+T – The trademark symbol
  • ALT+CTRL+PERIOD – An ellipsis
  • CTRL+`(single quotation mark), `(single quotation mark) – A single opening quotation mark
  • CTRL+’ (single quotation mark), ‘ (single quotation mark)  – A single closing quotation mark
  • CTRL+` (single quotation mark), SHIFT+’ (single quotation mark) – Double opening quotation marks
  • CTRL+’ (single quotation mark), SHIFT+’ (single quotation mark) – Double closing quotation marks
  • ENTER (after you type the first few characters of the AutoText entry name and when the ScreenTip appears) – An AutoText entry

Insert characters by using character codes

  • The character code, ALT+X – Insert the Unicode character for the specified Unicode (hexadecimal) character code. For example, to insert the euro currency symbol (€), type 20AC, and then hold down ALT and press X.
  • ALT+X  Find out the Unicode character code for the selected character
  • ALT+the character code (on the numeric keypad) – Insert the ANSI character for the specified ANSI (decimal) character code. For example, to insert the euro currency symbol, hold down ALT and press 0128 on the numeric keypad.

Select text and graphics

Select text by holding down SHIFT and using the arrow keys to move the cursor.

Extend a selection

  • F8 – Turn extend mode on
  • F8, and then press LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW – Select the nearest character
  • F8 (press once to select a word, twice to select a sentence, and so on) – Increase the size of a selection
  • SHIFT+F8 – Reduce the size of a selection
  • ESC – Turn extend mode off
  • SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW – Extend a selection one character to the right
  • SHIFT+LEFT ARROW – Extend a selection one character to the left
  • CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW – Extend a selection to the end of a word
  • CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW – Extend a selection to the beginning of a word
  • SHIFT+END – Extend a selection to the end of a line
  • SHIFT+HOME – Extend a selection to the beginning of a line
  • SHIFT+DOWN ARROW – Extend a selection one line down
  • SHIFT+UP ARROW – Extend a selection one line up
  • CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW – Extend a selection to the end of a paragraph
  • CTRL+SHIFT+UP ARROW – Extend a selection to the beginning of a paragraph
  • SHIFT+PAGE DOWN – Extend a selection one screen down
  • SHIFT+PAGE UP – Extend a selection one screen up
  • CTRL+SHIFT+HOME – Extend a selection to the beginning of a document
  • CTRL+SHIFT+END – Extend a selection to the end of a document
  • ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN – Extend a selection to the end of a window
  • CTRL+A – Extend a selection to include the entire document
  • CTRL+SHIFT+F8, and then use the arrow keys; press ESC to cancel selection mode – Select a vertical block of text
  • F8+arrow keys; press ESC to cancel selection mode – Extend a selection to a specific location in a document

Select text and graphics in a table

  • TAB – Select the next cell’s contents
  • SHIFT+TAB – Select the preceding cell’s contents
  • Hold down SHIFT and press an arrow key repeatedly – Extend a selection to adjacent cells
  • Select a column – Use the arrow keys to move to the column’s top or bottom cell, and then do one of the following:
    • Press SHIFT+ALT+PAGE DOWN to select the column from top to bottom
    • Press SHIFT+ALT+PAGE UP to select the column from bottom to top
    • Extend a selection (or block). CTRL+SHIFT+F8, and then use the arrow keys; press ESC to cancel selection mode
    • Select an entire table. ALT+5 on the numeric keypad (with NUM LOCK off)

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