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Microsoft Word Commands Mac

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  1. Microsoft Word Commands For Mac
  2. Microsoft Word Macro Commands
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Use VBA add-ins and macros that you developed for Office for Windows with Office for Mac.

Applies to: Excel for Mac PowerPoint for Mac Word for Mac Office 2016 for Mac

If you are authoring Macros for Office for Mac, you can use most of the same objects that are available in VBA for Office. For information about VBA for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, see the following:

Note

Outlook for Mac and OneNote for Mac do not support VBA.

Office 2016 for Mac is sandboxed

Unlike other versions of Office apps that support VBA, Office 2016 for Mac apps are sandboxed.

Sandboxing restricts the apps from accessing resources outside the app container. This affects any add-ins or macros that involve file access or communication across processes. You can minimize the effects of sandboxing by using the new commands described in the following section.

Creating an installer or putting user content

For instructions on creating an installer for your add-in, please refer to the article here: Installing User Content in Office 2016 for Mac

New VBA commands for Office 2016 for Mac

The following VBA commands are new and unique to Office 2016 for Mac.

CommandUse to
GrantAccessToMultipleFilesRequest a user's permission to access multiple files at once.
AppleScriptTaskCall external AppleScript scripts from VB.
MAC_OFFICE_VERSIONIFDEF between different Mac Office versions at compile time.

Ribbon customization in Office for Mac

Office 2016 for Mac supports ribbon customization using Ribbon XML. Note that there are some differences in ribbon support in Office 2016 for Mac and Office for Windows.

Microsoft Word Commands Mac

Microsoft Word Commands For Mac

Ribbon customization featureOffice for WindowsOffice for Mac
Ability to customize the ribbon using Ribbon XMLAvailableAvailable
Support for document based add-insAvailableAvailable
Ability to invoke Macros using custom ribbon controlsAvailableAvailable
Customization of custom menusAvailableAvailable
Ability to include and invoke Office Fluent Controls within a custom ribbon tabAvailableMost familiar Office Fluent Control Identifiers are compatible with Office for Mac. Some might not be available. For commands that are compatible with Office 2016 for Mac, see idMSOs compatible with Office 2016 for Mac.
Support for COM add-ins that use custom ribbon controlsAvailableOffice 2016 for Mac doesn't support third-party COM add-ins.

idMSOs compatible with Office 2016 for Mac

For information about the idMSOs that are compatible with Office 2016 for Mac, see the following:

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Support and feedback

Have questions or feedback about Office VBA or this documentation? Please see Office VBA support and feedback for guidance about the ways you can receive support and provide feedback.

Below is a listing of the more commonly used shortcut keys in Microsoft Word. See the computer shortcuts page if you are looking for a list of shortcut keys used in other programs. Please be aware that some of these shortcuts may not work in all versions of Microsoft Word.

Note

If the device you are using does not have function keys (F1-F12) on its keyboard, like a Chromebook, certain shortcuts will be unavailable to you.

Note

Some of the Microsoft Word shortcut keys below may not work in Word 365.

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+0Toggles 6pts of spacing above the paragraph.
Ctrl+ASelect all contents of the page.
Ctrl+BBold highlighted selection.
Ctrl+CCopy selected text.
Ctrl+DOpen the font preferences window.
Ctrl+EAligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl+FOpen find box.
Ctrl+IItalic highlighted selection.
Ctrl+JAligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
Ctrl+KInsert a hyperlink.
Ctrl+LAligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl+MIndent the paragraph.
Ctrl+NOpens new, blank document window.
Ctrl+OOpens the dialog box or page for selecting a file to open.
Ctrl+POpen the print window.
Ctrl+RAligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl+SSave the open document. Like Shift+F12.
Alt+F, ASave the document under a different file name.
Alt+XShow the Unicode code of a highlighted character.
Ctrl+TCreate a hanging indent.
Ctrl+UUnderline the selected text.
Ctrl+VPaste.
Ctrl+WClose the currently open document.
Ctrl+XCut selected text.
Ctrl+YRedo the last action performed.
Ctrl+ZUndo last action.
Ctrl+Shift+LQuickly create a bullet point.
Ctrl+Shift+FChange the font.
Ctrl+Shift+>Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.
Ctrl+]Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl+Shift+<Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl+[Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl+/+cInsert a cent sign (¢).
Ctrl+'+<char>Insert a character with an accent (acute) mark, where <char> is the character you want. For example, if you wanted an accented é you would use Ctrl+'+e as your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark, use the opposite accent mark, often found on the tilde key.
Ctrl+Shift+*View or hide non printing characters.
Ctrl+<left arrow>Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl+<right arrow>Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl+<up arrow>Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl+<down arrow>Moves to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl+DelDeletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl+BackspaceDeletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl+EndMoves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl+HomeMoves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl+SpacebarReset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl+1Single-space lines.
Ctrl+2Double-space lines.
Ctrl+51.5-line spacing.
Ctrl+Alt+1Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl+Alt+2Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl+Alt+3Changes text to heading 3.
Alt+Ctrl+F2Open new document.
Ctrl+F1Open the Task Pane.
Ctrl+F2Display the print preview.
Ctrl+Shift+>Increases the selected text size by one font size.
Ctrl+Shift+<Decreases the selected text size by one font size.
Ctrl+Shift+F6Switches to another open Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl+Shift+F12Prints the document.
F1Open help.
F4Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+).
F5Open the Find, Replace, and Go To window in Microsoft Word.
F7Spellcheck and grammar check selected text or document.
F12Save As.
Shift+F3Change the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift+F7Runs a Thesaurus check on the selected word.
Shift+F12Save the open document. Like Ctrl+S.
Shift+EnterCreate a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
Shift+InsertPaste.
Shift+Alt+DInsert the current date.
Shift+Alt+TInsert the current time.

Microsoft Word Macro Commands

You can also utilize the mouse to perform some common actions. The following section contains examples of mouse shortcuts.

Mouse shortcutsDescription
Click, hold, and dragSelects text from where you click and hold to the point you drag and let go.
Double-clickIf double-clicking a word, selects the complete word.
Double-clickDouble-clicking on the left, center, or right of a blank line makes the alignment of the text left, center, or right aligned.
Double-clickDouble-clicking anywhere after text on a line will set a tab stop.
Triple-clickSelects the line or paragraph of the text where the mouse is triple-clicked.
Ctrl+Mouse wheelZooms in and out of document.

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