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

Alternatively called Control+F3 and C-f3, Ctrl+F3 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to copy selected items into Spike in Microsoft Word. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+F3 keyboard shortcut

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


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

Ctrl+F3 in Adobe Dreamweaver

In Adobe Dreamweaver, press Ctrl+F3 to show or hide the Properties window.

Ctrl+F3 in Microsoft Excel

In Excel, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F3 to open the Name Manager. In the Name Manager, you can create, edit, and delete any Excel names. Once a name is created, you can use the keyboard shortcut F3 to insert any name.

Ctrl+F3 in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, Ctrl+F3 copies the selected text or graphic into Spike. Once everything is copied into Spike that you want, use the Ctrl+Shift+F3 to paste Spike's content.

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

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms