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Shortcuts for MS Word Windows Shortcuts Writing In Arabic The Numeric Key Pad The Print Screen Key

To use a keyboard command, hold down the first key, then press the second key.

Some of the more common commands are listed below.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word

ENTER Creates a new Paragraph
SHIFT+ENTER Creates a new Line Break
Caps Lock type a word or sentence in capitals
Shift type some letters in capitals, or select the above characters.
Examples: ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( + { } " : ? < > U T E M
CTRL + SHIFT + W Underline words but not spaces
CTRL + SHIFT + D Double-underline text
CTRL + (=) Apply subscript formatting
CTRL + SHIFT + (+) Apply superscript formatting
CTRL + 1 Single-space lines
CTRL + 2 Double-space lines
CTRL + 5 Set 1.5-line spacing
CTRL + 0 (zero) Add or Remove one-line spacing preceding a paragraph
CTRL + Enter To start a new page
CTRL + F9 To open brackets
CTRL + U To place a Line under text
CTRL +S To save what you've done
ALT + CTRL + 1 Apply the Heading 1 style
ALT + CTRL + 2 Apply the Heading 2 style
ALT + CTRL + 3 Apply the Heading 3 style
F4 Repeat a text you've just typed
F7 check spelling

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Esc Exit a shortcut menu without any selection..
F4 show you the box of websites you've visited (When you're on Line).
Shift + Delete To permanently delete a selected item without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.
Ctrl Copy a selected item while dragging it.
Ctrl + Alt + Delete When a program is not responding; highlight the program that you wish to force closed.
Windows Key Display or hide the Start Menu. Located after the Alt key on either side of the space bar.
Tab key Move forward one tab indent
Alt + PrtScn Captures the top window of the active application.
Space Bar Insert a space between words.

Writing In Arabic




The Numeric KeyPad

The Numeric KeyPad is a group of keys at the right edge of the keyboard with all the numbers on it.

Producing Non-keyboard Characters

The common problem of many punctuation marks is that they are simply not present on regular QWERTY keyboards.

Entering Unicode characters via the Numeric Keypad can be done with the following key sequence:

  1. Press the NUM LOCK key on the numeric keypad.
  2. Position the cursor in the document where you want to insert the character.
  3. Hold down the ALT key.
  4. On the numeric keypad, type code numbers.
  5. Release the ALT key. The character will appear.


  1. While pressing down the ALT key, type the four-digit code on the numeric key pad.
  2. If you have the International keyboard activated, you will only be able to input codes with the ALT key on the left side of the keyboard.
  3. You must include the initial zero in the code. For example to insert á (0225) you must type ALT+0225, NOT ALT+225.
Click To See the key sequences for entering the commonly used characters. Character Keyboard Shortcut (Windows)

Num Lock Key:

If you look at your Numeric Keypad, you'll see that there are arrows and words under most of the numbers. When Num Lock is turned on, you can use those keys to enter numbers. When Num Lock is turned off, you can use the arrows and commands printed below the numbers.

Forward slash KEY ( / ) (divide).
Star KEY ( * ) (times).
Dash KEY ( - ) (minus).
Numeric 0 key, also used as insert ( Ins ).
Period KEY, also used as a delete key ( Del ).

To use the numeric keypad as as a mouse moving up, down, left, right, and all the diagonals, do the following :

  1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  2. Within the Control Panel open "Accessibility Options".
  3. Click the Mouse tab.
  4. Uncheck the "Use Mouse Keys" check box.
  5. Click Settings.
  6. Check the "OFF" check box.
  7. Click Ok, Apply and then Ok.

The Print Screen Key

Four simple steps to capture a screenshot.

  1. Take your full screenshot by pressing the Print Screen Key or...
    take your open window screenshot by pressing the Alt + Print Screen Key.
  2. Open MS Word and position your cursor where you would like your captured image to be placed or... Open Paint.
  3. Then Press Ctrl + V.( or, Edit + Paste ).
  4. Now you can Save (Ctrl + S) the screenshot, make sure to name it appropriately so you can easily find it.


Windows print screen images are saved in .bmp (Bitmap) format.

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