Alternatively referred to as Control+P, ^p, and C-p, Ctrl+P is a keyboard shortcut often used to print a document or page.
How to use the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+P in an Internet browser
In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera), pressing Ctrl+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 as well.
Ctrl+P in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
Ctrl+P in Microsoft PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, Ctrl+P has the following functions, depending on the view.
- In the Normal view, it opens the Print page to view the print preview and print the slide deck.
- In the Slide Show view, it changes the normal cursor to the pen tool.
Ctrl+P in Word and other word processors
Ctrl+P in Windows calculator
When used in the Microsoft Windows calculator, pressing Ctrl+P adds the current calculator value to the number stored in memory. This keyboard shortcut is the same as pressing the M+ button.
Ctrl+P in the edit command window
In the Command Prompt, Ctrl+P allows special characters to be inserted in the edit command window.
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.