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Function Key Assignments in Word 2003

 

Function key

+SHIFT

+CTRL

+ALT

+CTRL+SHIFT

+ALT+SHIFT

+CTRL+ALT

F1

Displays the Help task pane

Opens Reveal Formatting task pane

Closes and reopens the current task pane

Goes to the next field

 

Goes to the previous field

Displays Microsoft System Information

F2

Moves text or graphics

Copies selected text

Opens Print Preview

 

 

Saves the active document

Opens the Open dialog box

F3

Inserts an AutoText entry (if pressed after Microsoft Word displays the entry)

Switches case of selected text

Cuts selected text to the Spike

Creates an AutoText entry from current selection

Inserts the contents of the Spike

 

 

F4

Repeats the last command or action (if possible)

Repeats last Find or Go To action

Closes the document window

Quits Microsoft Word

Closes the active window or dialog box

 

Quits Microsoft Word

 

F5

Displays the Go To dialog box

Moves to the last change

Restores the window size of the document window

Restores the program window size

Edits a bookmark

 

 

F6

Switches between the Help task pane and the program window

Switches to the next pane in a document window that has been split

Switches to the previous pane in a document window that has been split

Switches to the next document window when more than one document window is open

Moves from an open dialog box back to the document (for dialog boxes that support this behavior)

Switches to the previous document window when more than one document window is open

 

 

F7

Checks spelling

Opens Thesaurus

Moves the document window (when it isnít maximized)

Finds the next misspelling or grammatical error

Updates linked information in a Microsoft Word source document

 

 

F8

Turns on Extend mode

Extends a selection

Shrinks a selection

Resizes the document window (when it isnít maximized)

Displays the Macros dialog box

Extends a selection or block (press an arrow key)

 

 

F9

Updates selected fields

Switches between displaying a field code and its result

Inserts an empty field

Switches between all field codes and their results

Unlinks a field

Runs GOTOBUTTON or MACROBUTTON from the field that displays the field results

 

F10

Selects the Menu Bar

Closes an open menu and submenu at the same time

Displays the Shortcut menu for the selected item

Displays a menu of commands for the Help window when the Help window has active focus

Maximizes or restores the document window

Maximizes the program window

 

Displays the menu or message for a smart tag (If more than one smart tag is present, switches to the next smart tag and displays its menu or message)

 

F11

Goes to the next field

Goes to the previous field

Locks a field

Switches between the Visual Basic Editor and the previous active window

Unlocks a field

Opens the Microsoft Script Editor

 

F12

Opens the Save As dialog box

Saves the active document

Opens the Open dialog box

 

Opens the Print dialog box

 

 

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