Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard sequences chosen by the program designers at Xerox PARC to control text editing. Presumably these particular keystrokes were chosen because of their location on a standard QWERTY keyboard, since the Z (undo), X (cut), C (copy), and V (paste) keys are located together at the left end of the bottom row of the standard QWERTY keyboard. The equivalent Mac OS key combination on Apple computers is ⌘ V.
Source: Wikipediakeyboard

⌘ O: Open a new word document quickly.
⌘ X: Cut- Removes the selection from the active document and places it on the clipboard.
⌘ C: Copies the selection to the clipboard
⌘ W: Closes the active window but does not quit Word.
⌘ V: Paste – Inserts the contents of the clipboard at the insertion point (cursor) or whatever is selected.
⌘ S: Saves the active document with its current file name, location and format.
⌘ A: Selects all text and graphics in the active window.
⌘ P :Prints the active file, also gives the opportunity to change print options
⌘ F: Find – Searches for specified text in the active document
⌘ Q: Quit – Closes Microsoft Word.
⌘ B: Bold – Formats selected text; make text bold, or remove bold formatting
⌘ Z: Undo the last action. This selection can be repeated several times.
⌘ Y: Redo – After an action has been undone, it can be reinstated in the document.

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