Using WordPerfect shortcut keys

You can use default shortcut keys for File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Table, Tools, and Help menu commands. You can also use default shortcut keys for the property bar, navigation, and other commands. For information about customizing shortcut keys, see “Choosing and creating shortcut keys.”

You can use CUA or DOS keystrokes to move around in WordPerfect or to select text. If you are using the WPWin 7, WPWin 8, WPWin 9, or WPWin 10 keyboards, you use CUA keystrokes. If you are using the WPDOS 6.1 keyboard, you use DOS keystrokes.


To use File menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
Ctrl + N
Create a new document (New)
(Ctrl + Shift + N) or (Ctrl + T)
Create a new document from a template (New from project)
(Ctrl + O) or (F4)
Open an existing document in a new window (Open)
Ctrl + F4
Close the current document window (Close)
(Ctrl + S) or (Shift + F3)
Save the current document (Save)
F3
Save the current document with a different name or file format (Save as)
(Ctrl + P) or (F5)
Specify how you want to print the document (Print)
Alt + F4
Quit WordPerfect (Exit)


To use Edit menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
Ctrl + Z
Reverse the last change (Undo)
Ctrl + Shift + Z
Reverse the last undo (Redo)
Ctrl + X
Move the selection to the Clipboard (Cut)
Ctrl + C
Copy the selection to the Clipboard (Copy)
Ctrl + V
Insert the Clipboard contents at the cursor (Paste)
Ctrl + Shift + V
Insert the contents of the Clipboard into a document as a selected format (Paste special)
Ctrl + Alt + V
Insert the contents of the Clipboard into a document as unformatted text (Paste special)
Ctrl + A
Select all of the contents in an active document (Select WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys All)
Shift + F11
Change graphic box appearance, position, contents (Edit graphic box)
Ctrl + F
Search for words or codes and replace them with new words or codes (Find and replace)
Ctrl + G
Jump to a specified place in the active document (Go to)


To use View menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
Ctrl + F5
Hide headers, footers, watermarks, and so on (Draft)
Alt + F5
Display headers, footers, watermarks, and so on (Page)
Alt + Shift + F3
Display or hide the ruler (Ruler)
Alt + Shift + F5
Displa
y or hide all bars (Hide bars)
Ctrl + Shift + F3
Display or hide symbols for space, hard return, tab, and so on (Show)
Alt + F3
Display or hide all codes used in the document (Reveal Codes)


To use Insert menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
Ctrl + W
Insert a symbol (Symbol)
Ctrl + F11
Create a line in a document from the left margin to the right margin (Line WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Horizontal line)
Ctrl + Shift + F11
Create a line in a document from the top margin to the bottom margin (Line WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Vertical line)


To use Format menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
F9
Change the font (Font)
Shift + F7
Center the selected text, the current line only, or all text from the cursor forward (Line WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Center)
Alt + F7
Right justify a line of text (Line WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Flush right)
F7
Indent the current paragraph one tab stop (Paragraph WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Indent)
Ctrl + F7
Indent all but the first line of the active paragraph one tab stop (Paragraph WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Hanging indent)
Ctrl + Shift + F7
Indent the current paragraph equally from both margins (Paragraph WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Double indent)
Ctrl + L
Align text on the left margin (Justification WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Left)
Ctrl + R
Align text on the right margin (Justification WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Right)
Ctrl + E
Center text between the margins (Justification WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Center)
Ctrl + J
Align text on the left and right margins (Justification WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Full)
Ctrl + F8
Change the left, right, top, and bottom margins (Margins)
Alt + F8
Create, edit, and select styles (Styles)


To use Table menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
F12
Create a table or floating cell (Create)
Ctrl + F12
Format a table (Format)
Shift + F12
Add borders or fill to a table (Borders/fill)
Ctrl + Shift + F12
Fill a table with incrementing numbers or dates (QuickFill)
Ctrl + =
Add values in a table (QuickSum)

WordPerfect Office note Using WordPerfect shortcut keys

 
Some Table menu shortcut keys will not be available unless a table is first created.

To use Tools menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
Ctrl + F1
Check and correct spelling (Spell checker)
Alt + Shift + F1
Check and correct grammar and spelling (Grammatik)
Alt + F1
Get synonyms, antonyms, definitions, and usage examples for a word (Thesaurus)
Alt + Ctrl + F1
Look up words in the dictionary (Dictionary)
Alt + F10
Play back a recorded series of commands (Macro WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Play)
Ctrl + F10
Record a series of commands (Macro WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Record)
Shift + F9
Create and combine data files and form files (Merge)
Alt + F9
Order text alphabetically or numerically (Sort)
Ctrl + F9
Generate a list, Index, cross-reference, table of contents, or table of authorities (Reference WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Generate)
Alt + F12
Change WordPerfect settings (Settings)


To use Help menu shortcut keys

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Press
To
F1
Display a list of Help topics (Help topics)
Shift + F1
Enable the What’s this Help button


To use property bar shortcut keys

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Press
To
Ctrl + B
Turn on/turn off bold
Ctrl + I
Turn on/turn off italic
Ctrl + U
Turn on/turn off underline
Alt + Ctrl + P
Find the previous occurrence of the current word or selection
Alt + Ctrl + N
Find the next occurrence of the current word or selection



To use navigation shortcut keys

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Press
To
Tab
Move between controls in a dialog box; move between jumps in a Help window (press Enter to activate jumps)
Page up
Move up a screen
Page down
Move down a screen
Home
Move to the beginning of a line
Ctrl + Home
Move to the top of a document
Shift + Page up
Select the above screen
Shift + Page down
Select the screen below
Ctrl + Page up
Scroll to the left
Ctrl + Page down
Scroll to the right
Alt + Page up
Move to the previous page
Alt + Page down
Move to the next page
Alt + Shift + Page up
Select the previous page
Alt + Shift + Page down
Select the next page
End
Move to the end of a line
Shift + End
Select the end of a line
Ctrl + End
Move to the bottom of a document
Ctrl + Shift + End
Select the bottom of a document
Alt + End
Move to the bottom of a column
Alt + Shift + End
Select the bottom of a column
Left
Move left
Shift + Left
Select the previous character
Ctrl + Left
Move to the previous word
Ctrl + Shift + Left
Select the previous word
Alt + Left
Move to the previous column
Alt + Shift + Left
Select the previous column
Up
Move up
Shift + Up
Select the previous line
Ctrl + Up
Move to the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Shift + Up
Select the previous paragraph
Alt + Up
Move up one cell
Alt + Shift + Up
Select the above cell
Right
Move right
Shift + Right
Select the next character
Ctrl + Right
Move to the next word
Ctrl + Shift + Right
Select the next word
Alt + Right
Move to the next column
Alt + Shift + Right
Select the next column
Shift + F5
Zoom to the full page
F6
Move to the next pane
Shift + F6
Move to the previous pane
Ctrl + F6
Move to the next open document
Ctrl + Shift + F6
Move to the previous open document
Alt + F6
Move to the next window
Alt + Shift + F6
Move to the previous window


To use other shortcut keys

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Keystroke
Function
F2
Find and replace
F4
Opens a file management dialog box from such dialog boxes as Publish to HTML, Compare documents, File settings, Define index, and Merge. To use F4, the cursor has to be positioned in a file management box; for example, if you are in the Publish to HTML dialog box (File WordPerfect Office onestep Using WordPerfect shortcut keys Publish to HTML), click in the HTML file name box and press F4 to open the Open file dialog box.
F8
Select
F11
From file
Insert
Typeover
Delete
Delete
Ctrl + Delete
Delete to end of line
Ctrl + Shift + Delete
Delete to end of page
Alt + Delete
Delete table row
Alt + Down arrow
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Alt + F2
Find previous
Alt + F11
Open Visual Basic Editor
Alt + Shift + F7
Tab hard decimal
Alt + Shift + F12
Calculate document
Alt + Shift + (underlined letter)
Perform a command from the List, Index, Cross-reference, Table of contents, or Table of authorities toolbar
Ctrl + F3
Redisplay
Ctrl + Shift + F5
Insert paragraph number
Ctrl + D
Date text
Ctrl + H
Outline body text
Ctrl + K
Case toggle
Ctrl + Q
Find quick mark
Ctrl + Shift + B
Insert bullet
Ctrl + Shift + C
Change the first letter in a paragraph to a drop capital
Ctrl + Shift + D
Automatic date
Ctrl + Shift + H
Print history
Ctrl + Shift + L
Insert line break
Ctrl + Shift + O
Define outline
Ctrl + Shift + P
Print document
Ctrl + Shift + Q
Set QuickMark
Ctrl + Shift + S
Save all
Ctrl + ,
Decrease width of table column
Ctrl + -
Character hyphenation
Ctrl + .
Increase width of table column
Ctrl + /
Cancel hyphenation
Ctrl + Shift + -
Soft hyphenation
Ctrl + Alt + 1
Inserts the Heading 1 style
Ctrl + Alt + 2
Inserts the Heading 2 style
Ctrl + Alt + 3
Inserts the Heading 3 style
Ctrl + Alt + 4
Inserts the Heading 4 style
Ctrl + Alt + 5
Inserts the Heading 5 style
Shift + F2
Find next
Shift + F8
Select cell
Shift + F10
Display pop-up menu
Ctrl
Prevents a docker from being docked

WordPerfect Office note Using WordPerfect shortcut keys

 
If you are using a French-Canadian keyboard and want to insert Heading styles, you must also press Shift with the other keys.

To move the cursor by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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To move the cursor to the
Press (CUA keystroke)
Press (DOS keystroke)
Beginning of a document
Ctrl + Home
Home, Home, Up Arrow
Beginning of a document (before codes)
Ctrl + Home
Home, Home, Home, Up Arrow
Beginning of a line
Home
Home, Home, Left Arrow
Beginning of a line (before codes)
Home, Home
Home, Home, Home, Left Arrow
Bottom of the screen
Page down
Home, Down arrow
End of the document
Ctrl + End
Home, Home, Down arrow
Next character
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Next line down
Down arrow
Down arrow
Next page
Alt + Page down
Page down
Next word
Ctrl + Right Arrow
Ctrl + Right Arrow
Previous character
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Previous line up
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Previous page
Alt + Page up
Page up
Previous word
Ctrl + Left Arrow
Ctrl + Left Arrow
Specified page
Ctrl + G
Ctrl + Home
Previous document
Ctrl + Shift + F6
Shift + F3
Next document
Ctrl + F6
F3
Previous window
Ctrl + Shift + F6
Alt + Shift + F6
Next window
Ctrl + F6
Alt + F6
Previous
pane
Shift + F6
Ctrl + Shift + F1
Next pane
F6
Ctrl + F1


To insert by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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To insert a
Press (CUA keystroke)
Press (DOS keystroke)
Back tab (margin release)
Shift + Tab
Shift + Tab
Hard page break
Ctrl + Enter
Ctrl + Enter
Hard return
Enter
Enter
Hard space
Ctrl + Space
Home, Space
Hyphen, hard
Ctrl + -
Home + -
Hyphen, soft
Ctrl + Shift + -
Ctrl + -


To delete by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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To delete the
Press (CUA keystroke)
Press (DOS keystroke)
Character to the left
Backspace
Backspace
Current character
Delete
Delete
Rest of a page
Ctrl + Shift + Delete
Ctrl + Page down
Rest of a line
Ctrl + Delete
Ctrl + End
Current word
Ctrl + Backspace
Ctrl + Backspace


To enable other editing keystrokes by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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Other editing keystrokes
Press… (CUA keystroke)
Press… (DOS keystroke)
Copy text to the Clipboard
Ctrl + C
Ctrl + Insert
Cut text to the Clipboard
Ctrl + X
Shift + Delete
Typeover
Insert
Insert
Cancel
Esc
Esc
Convert case of selected text
Ctrl + K
Ctrl + K


To perform functions in a column by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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While in a column, to
Press (CUA keystroke)
Press (DOS keystroke)
Move one column to the right
Alt + Right Arrow
Alt + Right Arrow
Move one column to the left
Alt + Left Arrow
Alt + Left Arrow
Move to the top of the column
Alt + Home
Alt + Home
Move to the bottom of the column on the current page
Alt + End
Alt + End


To perform functions in a dialog box by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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While in a dialog box, to
Press (CUA keystroke)
Press (DOS keystroke)
Move to the next control
Tab
Tab
Move to the previous control
Shift + Tab
Shift + Tab
Perform the default action
Enter
Enter


To perform functions in a table by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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While in a table, to
Press (CUA keystroke)
Press (DOS keystroke)
Move up one cell
Alt + Up Arrow
Alt + Up Arrow
Move down one cell
Alt + Down arrow
Alt + Down arrow
Move right one cell
Alt + Right Arrow or Tab
Alt + Right Arrow or Tab
Move left one cell
(Alt + Left Arrow) or (Shift + Tab)
(Alt + Left Arrow) or (Shift + Tab)
Move one tab space
Indent (F7)
Indent (F4)
Decrease column width
Ctrl + ,
Ctrl + ,
Increase column width
Ctrl + .
Ctrl + .


To select text by using CUA (WPWin10) and DOS keystrokes

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To select (block) text
Press F8, and then press (CUA keystroke)
Press Alt + F4 or F12, and then press (DOS keystroke)
Once character to the right or left
Right Arrow or Left Arrow
Right Arrow or Left Arrow
One line up or down
Up Arrow or Down arrow
Up Arrow or Down arrow
To the end of the line
End
End
To the beginning of the line
Home
Home, Home, Left Arrow
To the top of the screen
Page up
- (number pad)
To the bottom of the screen
Page down
+ (number pad)
To the first line on the previous page
Alt + Page up
Page up
To the first line on the next page
Alt + Page down
Page down
One word to the right or left
(Ctrl + Right Arrow) or (Ctrl + Left Arrow)
(Ctrl + Right Arrow) or (Ctrl + Left Arrow)
One paragraph up or down
(Ctrl + Up Arrow) or (Ctrl + Down arrow) or (press F8, then Shift + Enter)
(Ctrl + Up Arrow) or (Ctrl + Down arrow)
To the beginning of the document
Ctrl + Home
Home, Home, Up Arrow
To the end of the document
Ctrl + End
Home, Home, Down arrow

Using WordPerfect shortcut keys