Formatting text in Word

  • To format a word without selecting it, click the word and apply the formatting that you want. For example, press CTRL+B to apply bold formatting.
  • To select a word, double-click it.
  • To select a sentence, press CTRL and click in the sentence.
  • To make text larger or smaller, select the text, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+] or CTRL+SHIFT+[.
  • To select a paragraph, triple-click in the paragraph.
  • To select an entire document, press CTRL+A.
  • To paste only text and not formatting, paste the text, click Paste Options , and then select Keep Text Only.
  • To preserve formatting when you move or copy a paragraph, include the paragraph mark ( ).
  • To center, left-align, or right-align a selected paragraph, press CTRL+E, CTRL+L, or CTRL+R.
  • To create a line, press the hyphen key three or more times, and then press ENTER. To create a thicker line, hold the SHIFT key down and press the