Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Paragraph Formatting Shortcuts.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 2, 2015)
Many people find it easier to use keyboard commands than to constantly stop and use the mouse. Word accommodates these people by providing several shortcuts you can use to format paragraphs. The following table lists several keyboard shortcuts you can use for your paragraph formatting:
|Ctrl+5||1 1/2-line paragraph spacing|
|Ctrl+0||Add or remove one line of space before the paragraph|
|Ctrl+M||Increase indent one tab stop|
|Shift+Ctrl+M||Decrease indent one tab stop|
|Ctrl+T||Increase hanging indent by one tab stop|
|Shift+Ctrl+T||Decrease hanging indent by one tab stop|
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