Microsoft KB Archive/47538

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Special Characters That Affect Lines, Paragraphs, Pages


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


The following is a list of keys and key combinations and their effects:

   Key                   Action
   ---                   ------

   ENTER                 Starts a new paragraph on a new line

   SHIFT+ENTER           Starts a new line without starting a new

   TAB                   Moves text following to next tab stop

   CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR   Inserts a nonbreaking space, which prevents a
                         new line from starting between two words

   CTRL+- (hyphen)       Divides a word and displays and prints a
                         hyphen at the end of a line if the word falls
                         at the beginning of a line and the portion of
                         the word before the hyphen and the hyphen fit
                         at the end of the previous line

   CTRL+SHIFT+- (hyphen) Inserts a nonbreaking hyphen, which prevents
                         a hyphenated word from breaking between two
                         lines after the hyphen

   CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER      Inserts a hard column break without starting>
                         a new section 

Additional query words: 6.0 1.x 2.0 word6 winword winword2 2.0a-CD2.0b

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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