Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Apple Command key, plus sign, and the letter P

Alternatively written Cmd+P, Command+P is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to print a document or page. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.


On Windows computers, the keyboard shortcut to copy is Ctrl+P.

How to use the Command+P keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Command key, and while continuing to hold, press P.

Command+P in an Internet browser

In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari), pressing Command+P opens a window that lets you print the current page.


Most browsers now also give you the option to save the print preview as a PDF (Portable Document Format).

Command+P in Excel and other spreadsheet programs

In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, pressing Command+P opens the print preview window.

Command+P in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Command+P keyboard shortcut is used to print a presentation.

Command+P in Word and other word processors

In Microsoft Word and other word processors, pressing Command+P opens the print preview window.

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

Cmd, Keyboard, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms, P, Print