Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Summary
Table 5.1 provides a quick reference of keyboard shortcuts related to character formatting.
This list might not be exhaustive.
TABLE 5.1 Default Character Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts
Command
Keystroke
All Caps
Ctrl+Shift+A
Bold
Ctrl+B, Ctrl+Shift+B
Copy formatting
Ctrl+Shift+C
Font dialog box
Ctrl+D, Ctrl+Shift+F
Highlighting
Alt+Ctrl+H
Hyperlink
Ctrl+K
Italics
Ctrl+I
Paste formatting
Ctrl+Shift+V
Font/Point size
Ctrl+Shift+P
Font/Point size: decrease by one point
Ctrl+[
Font/Point size: decrease to next preset
Ctrl+ <
Font/Point size: increase by one point
Ctrl+]
Font/Point size: increase to next preset
Ctrl+ >
Remove non-style character formatting
Ctrl+Space
Small caps
Ctrl+Shift+K
Subscript
Ctrl+=
Superscript
Ctrl+Shift+=
Symbol font
Ctrl+Shift+Q
Toggle case of selected text
Shift+F3
Underline
Ctrl+U
Word underline
Ctrl+W
Summary
For most of us, our words form the most important thing about the documents we create.
Judiciously used character formatting can help our words convey greater meaning by
highlighting important words and phrases in a document. In this chapter you’ve seen
the variety of formatting changes you can make on words and characters. You should now
be able to:
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