Microsoft Word

Microsoft word is a computer software application and it is part of Microsoft Office.  That we use to write Cv’s, resumes, writing books and composing in English and other languages like Urdu and Hindi and etc.

First, you need to type your text/data in Microsoft Word’s text editor window.

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Now select the data and apply formats over it.

How to select the text/data or image/picture in Microsoft word/WinWord?

Keyboard Selection

Hold Down the Shift key with the following keys for the selection of text.

Arrow Keys (to select text with shift  and arrow keys)  

Shift + 
() Select from the cursor’s position to the left side depends on your selection requirement.

() Right side selection.

() Upside selection.

() Downside selection)


Home (Selection from the cursor to start of the current line)

End (To select from cursor’s position to the end of the current line)

Page Up (Select from the cursor to the up of of the Page)

Page Down (To select from the cursor to the down of the page)

How to select whole at a time?

Ctrl + A


How to Select Using Mouse in Microsoft Word?

  • Hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse to make a selection.
  • Double click to select the current word.
  • Triple-click to select the current paragraph
  • Place the mouse pointer at the very beginning of the line and get an arrow shape, then just click to select this line.

How to make a selection using both mouse and keyboard?

Multiple selections using Mouse and Keyboard

  • Make 1st selection
  • Hold down Ctrl Key
  • While holding down the Ctrl key, make other selections.

Selection in Range with the help of keyboard and mouse

  • click on 1st point
  • Hold down the Shift key …..
  • Now click on the 2nd and last point to make the selection in range.

Column Selection

Press and hold the Alt key 1st then make the column selection with the mouse.


What is the first screen of Microsoft Word?


Microsoft Word first screen



Under the Home Tab, you can see different sections like Clipboard, FontParagraph, Styles and Editing.



It is the 1st section under the Home Tab.



Paste: Paste To copy from clipboard to cursor’s position.

Cut: Cut To move selected data to the clipboard.

Copy: Copy To copy selected data to the clipboard.

What is a clipboard?

A temporary area where a computer stores data that you transfer through copy and cut commands.

You can open the clipboard from Microsoft Word under the Home tab in the clipboard section to get the data that is available here, that you can paste anywhere you need.

You can use

  1. Ctrl + V
  2. Shift + Insert
  3. Mouse Right-Click then left-click on Paste.
  4. Click on paste Icon

Font Section

In the Home tab, you can also see the Font Section as shown in the image below.

Font Section Home Tab

To change the font for your text. Ctrl + Shift + F then press the up and down arrow keys  and press enter to select the  font   click on the Font window Font

Font size:  To change the font size.  Ctrl + Shift + P,  Increase Font Size Grow Font Ctrl + Shift + >  or  Ctrl + ]. Decrease Font size Shrink Font Ctrl + Shift + < or Ctrl + <, Ctrl + [.  Click on this icon Font Size   to select size from 11 to 72, but you can type the font size from 1 to 1638 in this windows. 


Clear formatting: to clear all formats over the text and convert it to the default settings.

  1. Select the text
  2. Click on  Clear Formatting or press (Ctrl + Space)


Bold Text Ctrl +B  on and off

Bold off Normal Text

Bold on Bold Text


Italic Text Ctrl + I on and off

Italic off Normal Text

Italic on  Italic Text

Underline Text Ctrl  + U, Ctrl + Shift + D (Double underline text) on / off

Underline off Normal Text

Underline on Underline Text

You can also select underline styles .

Underline styles

Strikethrough Strikethrough: To add a line at the center of the text.

Ctrl + D  then Alt + K single strike and alt + L for a   double strike.


Subscript Subscript H2O (Ctrl + =)

Superscript Superscript (2)3 =8 (Ctrl + Shift =)

Change Case Change Case, [Shift + F3] We can use this function to change the case of the text. Like lower case to UPPER CASE and others that you can choose from the change case options as shown in the image below.

Change Case Options


How to use Text Highlight Color?

By clicking on the Text Highlight Color icon Text Highlight Color  you can get different colour options as shown in the image below.

Text Highlight Color Options

Text without using Text Highlight Color

Text using Highlight Color

How to change font colour in Microsoft Word?

Click on the Font Color icon Font Color

Text without colour. 1st select the text then click on Font Color  your selected text will be coloured in Red.

If you want to change the colour then click on the down arrowhead and get the colour options as shown in the image below.

Font Color Options

Just select the text and click on the colour to give that colour to the selected text.

This line is in red colour. 

Paragraph Section

Under the Home Tab, you can also see the Paragraph section as shown in the image below.

Paragraph Section Home Tab

How to add bullets and numbering?

By clicking on bullets Bullet and numbering Numbering icons you can add bullets and numbers to the start of selected text.


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