Tips & Tricks

Word Tip – Quickly delete a whole word

Here we learn a keyboard shortcut to delete whole words quickly in a Word document.  In the example below, one of the paragraphs has been repeated by mistake, one needs to be deleted…

  • Place your cursor at the end of the word(s) to be deleted.  In the example below, we have clicked at the end of the word “satisfaction” next to the second repeated paragraph:


  • On the keyboard, press CTRL   and Backspace   The word back to the left will be totally deleted


  • Repeat CTRL Backspace for all words to be removed to the left of the cursor to delete the whole repeated paragraph:



By using the combination of CTRL and Backspace you can quickly delete whole words throughout your Word document and this keyboard combination works in Outlook email message text as well.

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