Sometimes when you’re typing in Word, it’s much easier to use a keyboard shortcut than using your mouse to access the ribbon. I’ve got 26 handy keyboard shortcuts for Word on your Mac:

  1. Create a new file or item – Command + N
  2. Create a new file from a template or theme – Shift + Command + P
  3. Save or sync- Command + S
  4. Print- Command + P
  5. Open a file or item- Command + O
  6. Close a file or item – Command + W
  7. Expand or minimize the ribbon- Command + Option + R
  8. Quit the current application- Command + Q
  9. Hide the current application- Command + H
  10. Hide other applications- Option + Command + H
  11. Minimize the window- Command + M
  12. Undo the last change- Command + Z
  13. Redo or repeat the last action – Command + Y
  14. Cut the selection (and copy to the clipboard)- Command + X
  15. Copy the selection to the clipboard – Command + C
  16. Copy the formatting from the selection- Command + Shift + C
  17. Copy the selection to Scrapbook – Control + Option + C
  18. Paste – Command + V
  19. Paste Special (doesn’t apply to all products) -Command + Control + V
  20. Paste the formatting to the selection- Command + Shift + V
  21. Select All- Command + A
  22. Find- Command + F
  23. Insert hyperlink – Command + K
  24. Move to the next box, option, control, or command in a dialog – Tab
  25. *Move to the previous box, option, control, or command in a dialog – Shift + Tab
  26. Exit a dialog or cancel an action – Esc