Keyboard shortcuts in Word Online

The keyboard shortcuts that are described in this Help topic refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

For keyboard shortcuts in which you press two or more keys simultaneously, the keys to press are separated by a plus sign (+). For keyboard shortcuts in which you press one key immediately followed by another key, the keys to press are separated by a comma (,).

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Microsoft Word Online keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts in Word Online are very similar to keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word. The keyboard shortcuts listed in this article are for the most common tasks in Word Online. For a list of keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word 2013, see Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word.

Reading view

To do this Press
Go to a view that is accessible to screen-reader software and to keyboard selection of content (requires PDF reader) Tab to the Generate more accessible view (new window) command, Enter
Find text Ctrl+F, or F3
Hide the Search pane ESC
Switch to Zoom control Ctrl+Z
Switch to page-number control Ctrl+G
Go to a specific page Type page number (in page-number control)
Print Ctrl+P

Editing view

To do this Press
Move between ribbon and document content Ctrl+F6
Move from editing document to Home tab Ctrl+[
Move from editing document to most recently used ribbon command Ctrl+]
Activate a different ribbon tab Tab, Enter
Move among ribbon commands Tab
Execute the currently selected ribbon command Enter
Collapse or expand the ribbon Ctrl+F3

Move insertion point

To do this Press
Right one character Right Arrow
Left one character Left Arrow
Right one word Ctrl+Right Arrow
Left one word Ctrl+Left Arrow
Up one line Up Arrow
Down one line Down Arrow
Up one paragraph Ctrl+Up Arrow
Down one paragraph Ctrl+Down Arrow
Beginning of line Home
End of line End
Beginning of page Ctrl+Home
End of page Ctrl+End

Select content: expand selection

To do this Press
Right one character Shift+Right Arrow
Left one character Shift+Left Arrow
Right one word Shift+Ctrl+Right Arrow
Left one word Shift+Ctrl+Left Arrow
Up one line Shift+Up Arrow
Down one line Shift+Down Arrow
Up one paragraph Shift+Ctrl+Up Arrow
Down one paragraph Shift+Ctrl+Down Arrow
To beginning of line Shift+Home
To end of line Shift+End
To beginning of document Shift+Ctrl+Home
To end of document Shift+Ctrl+End
Whole document Ctrl+A

Edit content

To do this Press
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Insert hyperlink Ctrl+K
Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y
Move from on misspelled word to another Alt+F7

Format text

To do this Press
Bold Ctrl+B
Italics Ctrl+I
Underline Ctrl+U
Bulleted list Ctrl+Period
Align left Ctrl+L
Align right Ctrl+R
Align centered Ctrl+E

Windows and Mac keyboard equivalents

Key Modifier Windows Mac
Backspace Alt Backspace one word at a time
End Alt Move the insertion point to the bottom of the document or outline
Enter Alt In Internet Explorer, display page properties
Tab Ctrl-Alt Switch tasks
Home Alt Go to the home page Move the insertion point to the top of document or outline
Left Alt In Internet Explorer, go back Move left one word at a time
PageDn Alt   Move the insertion point to the bottom of document
PageUp Alt   Move the insertion point to the top of document
Right Alt In Internet Explorer, go forward Go right one word at a time
Tab Alt Switch between applications Move focus between browser and page elements (accessibility loop)
Down Alt-Shift Move the current page down one position in the Navigation Pane Select from the insertion point to the end of the paragraph
Enter Alt-Shift In Internet Explorer, switch to full screen
Tab Ctrl-Alt-Shift Switch tasks
Left Alt-Shift Remove one level of indent Select left, one word at a time
Right Alt-Shift Indent Select left, one word at a time
Tab Alt-Shift Switch between applications Move the focus between browser and page elements (accessibility loop)
Up Alt-Shift Move the current page down one position in the Navigation Pane Select from the insertion point to the end of the paragraph
Backspace Backspace one word at a time
Delete Delete one word at a time
Down Move the insertion point down, one paragraph at a time
End Move the insertion point to the bottom of the document or outline
Home Go to the top of the document or outline (in Safari, go to the browser home page)
Left Move the insertion point to the beginning of the line (in Firefox, go to the previous page)
Right Move the insertion point to the end of the line (in Firefox, go forward)
Tab Switch tasks (like Windows Alt-Tab)
Up Move the insertion point up, one paragraph at a time
ESC ⌘-Alt Open Task Manager (Force Quit apps)
Home ⌘-Alt In Safari, go to the browser home page
Left ⌘-Alt In Chrome, switch between browser tabs
Delete ⌘-Shift In Firefox, clears the browser cache
Down ⌘-Shift Select down, one paragraph at a time
End ⌘-Shift Select to the bottom of document or page
Home ⌘-Shift Select to the top of document or page (in Safari, go to the browser home page)
Left ⌘-Shift Select to the beginning of line
Right ⌘-Shift Select to the end of line
Tab ⌘-Shift Switch tasks (like Windows Alt-Tab)
Up ⌘-Shift Select up, one paragraph at a time
ESC Ctrl-Shift Open Task Manager
Right Ctrl-Shift Select right, one word at a time
Down Ctrl Move the insertion point down, one paragraph at a time Move the insertion point to end of line
Left Ctrl-Shift Select left, one word at a time
ESC Ctrl Open the Start menu or Start screen
Delete Ctrl-Alt Open the Lock Screen menu
Left Ctrl Move the insertion point left, one word at a time Display a widget dashboard
PageDn Ctrl In Firefox and Chrome, switch between open tabs
PageUp Ctrl Move the insertion point to end of the document or outline In Firefox and Chrome, switch between open tabs
End Ctrl Move the insertion point to end of the document or outline
Tab Ctrl Switch between open tabs Switch between open tabs
Up Ctrl Move the insertion point up, one paragraph at a time Move the insertion point to the beginning of the line
Backspace Ctrl-Alt Backspace one letter at a time Backspace one letter at a time
Home Ctrl Move the insertion point to the beginning of the document or outline
Down Ctrl-Alt In Internet Explorer, scroll the page down
End Ctrl-Alt In Internet Explorer, scroll to the bottom of the page
Home Ctrl-Alt In Internet Explorer, scroll to the top of the page
PageDn Ctrl-Alt In Internet Explorer, scroll down
PageUp Ctrl-Alt In Internet Explorer, scroll up
Right Ctrl Move the insertion point left, one word at a time
Up Ctrl-Alt in Internet Explorer, scroll the page down
Backspace Ctrl-Alt-Shift Backspace one word at a time Backspace one word at a time
End Ctrl-Alt-Shift In Internet Explorer, scroll to the bottom of the page
Home Ctrl-Alt-Shift In Internet Explorer, scroll to the top of the page
PageDn Ctrl-Alt-Shift In Internet Explorer, scroll down
PageUp Ctrl-Alt-Shift In Internet Explorer, scroll up
ESC Alt Minimize window
Down Ctrl-Shift Select down, one paragraph at a time Select to the end of the line
ESC Alt-Shift Minimize window
Home Ctrl-Shift Select up, one paragraph at a time Select to the beginning of the line
Insert None Start Overtype mode
Tab Ctrl-Shift Switch between open tabs Switch between open tabs
Up Ctrl-Shift Select up, one paragraph at a time Select to the beginning of the line
Backspace None Backspace one letter at a time Backspace one letter at a time
Delete None Backspace one letter at a time Backspace one letter at a time
Down None Move the insertion point down, one line at a time Move the insertion point down, one line at a time
End None Move the insertion point to end of line Move the insertion point to end of line
Enter None Insert a new line Insert a new line
Backspace Ctrl Backspace one word at a time
Home None Move the insertion point to beginning of the line In Safari and Chrome, move the insertion point to the beginning of the paragraph
Left None Move the insertion point left, one letter at a time Move the insertion point left, one letter at a time
PageDn None Move the insertion point down, one screen at a time Move the insertion point down, one screen at a time
PageUp None Move the insertion point up, one screen at a time Move the insertion point up, one screen at a time
Right None Move the insertion point right, one letter at a time Move the insertion point right, one letter at a time
Tab None Indent, or go to the next table cell Indent, go to the next table cell, or insert a table
Up None Move the insertion point up, one line at a time Move the insertion point up, one line at a time
Backspace Shift Backspace one letter at a time Backspace one letter at a time
Down Shift Select down, one line at a time Select down, one line at a time
End Shift Select to the end of the line Select to the end of the line
Enter Shift Insert a soft line break Insert a soft line break
Home Shift Select to the beginning of the line Select to the beginning of the line
Left Shift Select left, one letter at a time Select left, one letter at a time
Right Shift Select right, one letter at a time Select right, one letter at a time
Tab Shift Remove one level of indent, go to the previous table cell Remove one level of indent, go to the previous table cell
Up Shift Select up, one line at a time Select up, one line at a time
 
 
Applies to:
Word Online, SharePoint Online for enterprises, SharePoint Online for professionals and small businesses , Word Web App