short cut keys not correct in MS WORD

Copper Contributor

The short cut key to show the paragraph markers is Ctrl + SHift + *

but in the image in my word 365 it says Ctrl + *



2 Replies


The asterisk, on most keyboards is Shift+8.

I usually write this as Ctrl+Shift+8 or Ctrl+*.

It is never Ctrl+Shift+*.


Indeed, if you use the asterisk on the numeric keypad, it does not work. You need the one above the 8 using the shift key.



Some keyboard shortcuts are language-specific, or rather keyboard-specific. Ctrl+Shift+8 should work in most cases when it comes to showing nonprinting marks.