Alternatively referred to as Control+I and C-i, Ctrl+I is a keyboard shortcut most often used to italicize and unitalicize text.
- How to use the Ctrl+I keyboard shortcut.
- Ctrl+I in an Internet browser.
- Ctrl+I with word processors and text.
- Ctrl+I in Excel and other spreadsheet programs.
- Ctrl+I in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Ctrl+I in Windows Media Player.
- Related keyboard shortcuts and keys.
- Related pages.
- Computer keyboard shortcuts.
How to use the Ctrl+I keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+I in an Internet browser
Ctrl+I with word processors and text
With word processors and text editors, Ctrl+I performs different functions based on highlighting. If no text is highlighted, pressing this keyboard shortcut turns the italic feature on or off at the cursor's location. If text is highlighted, pressing Ctrl+I changes that content's appearance between italicized and unitalicized.
Ctrl+I in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
In Microsoft Excel and most other spreadsheet programs, pressing Ctrl+I when a cell(s) is highlighted will italicize or unitalicize its contents. When editing a cell with no selected text, Ctrl+I toggles the italics feature on and off at the cursor's location.
You can also use the Ctrl+3 shortcut to italicize text in Excel.
Ctrl+I in Microsoft PowerPoint
Pressing Ctrl+I in Microsoft PowerPoint performs different functions depending on your current view. In the Normal view, it italicizes the highlighted text. In the Slide Show view, it changes the normal cursor to the highlighter tool.
Ctrl+I in Windows Media Player
Pressing Ctrl+I captures a screenshot of the video or movie being watched in Windows Media Player.
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.