Ctrl+Shift+greater than

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

The Ctrl+Shift+greater than keyboard shortcut is most commonly used in Microsoft Word and other text editors to increase the font size of selected text. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+Shift+greater than

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

Ctrl+Shift+greater than in Microsoft Word

Highlighting text in Microsoft Word and then pressing Ctrl+Shift+> increases selected font +1pts up to 12pt or lower; if above 12, increases font +2pts.


Use the Ctrl+] shortcut to only increase 1pts at a time.

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

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