Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+. or Ctrl and period keyboard shortcut

The Ctrl+. or Ctrl+> keyboard shortcut is most commonly used to increase the font size of highlighted text. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+.

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

Ctrl+> in Microsoft Word

Highlighting any text in Microsoft Word and pressing Ctrl+> increases its font size.


If this shortcut doesn't work in your text program, try Ctrl+Shift+>.

Ctrl+. in Google Docs

Highlighting any text in Google Docs and pressing Ctrl+. superscripts the highlighted text.

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

Greater than, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms, Period