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

The Ctrl+Shift+A keyboard shortcut is most commonly used to uppercases selected text in Microsoft Word. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+Shift+A

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

Ctrl+Shift+A in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, pressing Ctrl+Shift+A searchs for text contained in the open tabs.

Ctrl+Shift+A in Microsoft Word

Highlighting text in Microsoft Word and then pressing Ctrl+Shift+A changes the selected text to all capital letters.


Pressing Shift+F3 on selected text changes between upper, lower, and title case.

Ctrl+Shift+A in Microsoft Excel

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+A while creating a formula in Microsoft Excel inserts argument names into a formula. For example, if you started creating a "=sum" formula and then pressed shortcut it would become "=sum(number1,number2,...)" to help identify the needed arguments.

Ctrl+Shift+A in Microsoft Outlook

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+A while in Microsoft Outlook creates a new appointment in your calendar.

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

Ctrl, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms