Keyboard shortcuts in OneNote 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 OneNote Online keyboard shortcuts

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

Reading view

Navigate the ribbon and panes

To do this Press
Jump from notebook navigation to browser fields F6
Activate a different ribbon tab Tab, Enter
Move among ribbon commands Tab
Execute the currently selected ribbon command Enter
Scroll up or down on a page PgUp, or PgDn

Navigation pane

To do this Press
Page forward through the notebook Ctrl+PgDn
Page backward through the notebook Ctrl+PgUp
Go to the first page in a section Alt+PgUp
Go to the last page in a section Alt+PgDn
Collapse or expand a section Enter on selected section

Editing view

Navigate the ribbon and panes

To do this Press
Activate a different ribbon tab Tab, Enter
Move among ribbon commands Tab
Execute the currently selected ribbon command Enter
Move from notebook content to the ribbon, and then move among commands on the current Ctrl+F6, Enter, Tab

Navigation pane

To do this Press
Page forward through the notebook Ctrl+PgDn
Page backward through the notebook Ctrl+PgUp
Go to the first page in a section Alt+PgUp
Go to the last page in a section Alt+PgDn
New section Tab to a section, Shift+F10, Down Arrow (three times, to New Section command), Enter
Move current page up or down Alt+Shift+Up Arrow, Alt+Shift+Down Arrow
Delete page Tab to page, Shift+F10, Enter
Delete section Tab to section, Shift+F10, Down Arrow (to Delete command), Enter

Move insertion point

To do this Press
From title area to page Tab, or Enter
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 (not including title area) Ctrl+Home
End of page Ctrl+End
Title area PgUp, or Ctrl+A, Ctrl+A, Tab until the title is selected

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 paragraph Shift+Home
To end of paragraph Shift+End
To beginning of outline Shift+Ctrl+Home
To end of outline Shift+Ctrl+End
Whole paragraph, then outline, then page Ctrl+A for each level of expansion

Edit content

To do this Press
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Insert hyperlink Ctrl+K
Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Alt+F7
Move from on misspelled word to another Alt+F7
New outline Ctrl+Shift+Q
Move from one outline to another Ctrl+A, Ctrl+A, Tab

Save changes

 Note   While OneNote Online is running, your notes are automatically saved whenever you change them. Manually saving notes is not necessary.

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Ctrl+S

Tables

To do this Press
Create a new cell, when positioned in the last cell of the table Tab
Insert row below Ctrl+Enter

 Note   When a cell, column, or row is selected, alignment applies to the content of the selected cells. When a table is selected, alignment is applied to the table but does not affect alignment within cells.

Format text

To do this Press
Bold Ctrl+B
Italics Ctrl+I
Underline Ctrl+U
Bulleted list Ctrl+Period
Numbered list Ctrl+Slash, or Ctrl+Shift+O
Align left Ctrl+L
Align right Ctrl+R
Align centered Ctrl+E
Increase indent Alt+Shift+Right Arrow
Decrease indent Alt+Shift+Left Arrow

Tag notes

To do this Press
To do Ctrl+1
Important Ctrl+2
Question Ctrl+3
Remember for later Ctrl+4
Definition Ctrl+5
Highlight Ctrl+6
Contact Ctrl+7
Address Ctrl+8
Phone number Ctrl+9

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 Go to the next the page Go to the next page
PageUp Alt Go to the previous page Go to the previous page
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
End Alt-Shift Move to the last page in the section Move to the last page in the section
Enter Alt-Shift In Internet Explorer, switch to full screen
Tab Ctrl-Alt-Shift Switch tasks
Home Alt-Shift Move to the first page in the section Move to the first page in the section
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 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
PageDn Ctrl-Shift Switch to the next page
PageUp Ctrl-Shift Switch to the previous page
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
 
 
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OneNote Online, OneNote Web App, SharePoint Online for enterprises, SharePoint Online for professionals and small businesses