Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Alt+F3 keyboard shortcut

Alt+F3 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to open the Create New Building Block window in Microsoft Word. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Alt+F3 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Alt key, and while continuing to hold, press F3.


If you're using a laptop or keyboard with an fn key, you may need to press the fn key first or press Alt+Fn+F3 for this keyboard shortcut to work.

Alt+F3 in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, pressing Alt+F3 opens the Create New Building Block window.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms