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Keyboard Shortcuts

To reduce the amount of mouse to keyboard switching use these keyboard shortcuts...

This table contains information on how to: Move Around in a Document, Copy, Cut or Delete Text, Insert Special Characters, Select Text, Select Text in a table, Extend a Selection, and Move around in a table.

To move around in a document

TO MOVE

PRESS

One character to the left

LEFT ARROW

One character to the right

RIGHT ARROW

One word to the left

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

One word to the right

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

One paragraph up

CTRL+UP ARROW

One paragraph down

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

One cell to the left (in a table)

SHIFT+TAB

One cell to the right (in a table)

TAB

Up one line

UP ARROW

Down one line

DOWN ARROW

To the end of a line

END

To the beginning of a line

HOME

To the top of the window

ALT+CTRL+PAGE UP

To the end of the window

ALT+CTRL+PAGE DOWN

Up one screen (scrolling)

PAGE UP

Down one screen (scrolling)

PAGE DOWN

To the top of the next page

CTRL+PAGE DOWN

To the top of the previous page

CTRL+PAGE UP

To the end/beginning of a document

CTRL+END/HOME

To a previous revision

SHIFT+F5

To the location of the insertion point when the document was last closed

SHIFT+F5

To Copy, Cut or Delete Text

TO

PRESS

Delete one character to the left

BACKSPACE

Delete one word to the left

CTRL+BACKSPACE

Delete one character to the right

DELETE

Delete one word to the right

CTRL+DELETE

Cut selected text to the Clipboard

CTRL+X

Copy text or graphics

CTRL+C

Paste the Clipboard contents

CTRL+V

Undo the last action

CTRL+Z

To Insert Special Characters

To Insert

Press

A line break

SHIFT+ENTER

A page break

CTRL+ENTER

A column break

CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

An optional hyphen

CTRL+HYPHEN

A nonbreaking hyphen

CTRL+SHIFT+HYPHEN

A nonbreaking space

CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR

The copyright symbol

ALT+CTRL+C

The registered trademark symbol

ALT+CTRL+R

The trademark symbol

ALT+CTRL+T

An ellipsis

ALT+CTRL+period

To Select Text

HINT: (Hold down SHIFT and press the key that moves the insertion point.)

If you know the key combination to move the insertion point, select the text by using the same key combination while holding down SHIFT key. Example RIGHT ARROW moves the insertion point to the next character, and SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW selects the next character.

To select

PRESS

One character to the right/left

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW/LEFT ARROW

To the end/beginning of a word

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW/LEFT ARROW

To the end/beginning of a line

SHIFT+END/HOME

One line down/up

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW/UP ARROW

To the end/beginning of a paragraph

CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW/UP ARROW

One screen down/up

SHIFT+PAGE DOWN/PAGE UP

To the end of a window

ALT+CTRL+PAGE DOWN

To the end/beginning of a document

CTRL+SHIFT+END/HOME

To include the entire document

CTRL+A

To a specific location in a document

F8+arrow keys; press ESC to cancel selection mode

To Select Text in a table    

TO

PRESS

Select the next cell's contents

TAB

Select the preceding cell's contents

SHIFT+TAB

Extend a selection to adjacent cells

Hold down SHIFT and press an arrow key repeatedly

Select a column

Click in the column's top or bottom cell. Hold down SHIFT and press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key repeatedly

Extend a selection (or block)

CTRL+SHIFT+F8, and then use the arrow keys; press ESC to cancel selection mode

Reduce the selection size

SHIFT+F8

Select an entire table

ALT+5 on the numeric keypad (with NUM LOCK off)

To Extend a Selection  

TO

PRESS

Turn extend mode on

F8

Select the nearest character

F8, and then press LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW

Increase the size of a selection

F8 (press once to select a word, twice to select a sentence, and so forth)

Reduce the size of a selection

SHIFT+F8

Turn extend mode off

ESC

Moving around in a table 

In a table to move to

PRESS

Next cell in a row

TAB

Previous cell in a row

SHIFT+TAB

First/Last cell in a row

ALT+HOME/END

First/Last cell in a column

ALT+PAGE UP/PAGE DOWN

Previous row

UP ARROW

Next row

DOWN ARROW

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Last Updated: 8/3/08