Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+Shift+F12 keyboard shortcut

The Ctrl+Shift+F12 keyboard shortcut is most commonly used in Microsoft Word to print a document. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+Shift+F12 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl key, Shift key, and while continuing to hold both keys, press the F12 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+Shift+Fn+F12 for this keyboard shortcut to work.

Ctrl+Shift+F12 in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, Ctrl+Shift+F12 prints the document.

Ctrl+Shift+F12 in Microsoft Excel

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+F12 opens the print preview window to print the current Microsoft Excel worksheet.

Ctrl+Shift+F12 in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, Ctrl+Shift+F12 opens the Print page to view the print preview and print the slide deck.


This keyboard shortcut is the same as the Ctrl+F2 shortcut

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

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms