How to See All of Microsoft Word's Keyboard Shortcuts

  • MORE

Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to work faster on your computer, and Microsoft Word packs a ton of them--nearly 250, in fact. Generate a list of all the keyboard shortcuts available in Word with this neat trick.

To see all of the keyboard shortcuts available in Word, we'll use a built-in macro. This macro is present in Word 2003 and above, but the steps below use Word 2016 as the example.

1. Navigate to the View tab in Word.

2. Click Macros > View Macros.

word view macros3. Change the dropdown for the macros location to "Word commands."

word macros commands

4. Type "ListCommands" in the Macro name field.

word macros listcommands

5. Click Run.

6. Click OK. Leave the selection "Current keyboard settings," since the "All Word commands" option generates commands that don't have keyboard shortcuts.

word macros listcommands2

Word will quickly create a table of all of its keyboard shortcuts, which you can save for future reference or perhaps edit to highlight the ones most useful to you.

word keyboard shortcuts

Add a comment