Use an external keyboard with Word for iPad

Using an external keyboard with your iPad allows you to take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts you’re familiar with if you use Word on a Mac or Windows computer. For example, on your Windows computer, you paste text into an Office document by pressing CONTROL+V, but on the iPad, you press Apple Cmd Symbol +V. The shortcuts listed in this article are the only ones that work in this version of Word.

Editing and formatting the document

To Press
Undo the last action Apple Cmd Symbol + Z
Repeat the last action SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + Z
Cut selected content Apple Cmd Symbol + X
Copy selected content Apple Cmd Symbol + C
Paste copied or cut content Apple Cmd Symbol + V
Select all Apple Cmd Symbol + A
Bold selected content Apple Cmd Symbol + B
Italicize selected content Apple Cmd Symbol + I
Underline selected content Apple Cmd Symbol + U

Navigating the document

To Press
Select text SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW or SHIFT + UP/DOWN ARROW
Move cursor up by one paragraph OPTION + UP ARROW
Move cursor down by one paragraph OPTION + DOWN ARROW
Move cursor right by one word OPTION + RIGHT ARROW
Move cursor left by one word OPTION + LEFT ARROW
Move cursor to beginning of the document Apple Cmd Symbol + UP ARROW
Move cursor to end of the document Apple Cmd Symbol + DOWN ARROW
Move cursor to the beginning of the current line Apple Cmd Symbol + LEFT ARROW
Move cursor to the end of the current line Apple Cmd Symbol + RIGHT ARROW
Select paragraph above SHIFT + OPTION + UP ARROW
Select paragraph below SHIFT + OPTION + DOWN ARROW
Select word to the left SHIFT + OPTION + LEFT ARROW
Select word to the right SHIFT + OPTION + RIGHT ARROW
Select from current position to beginning of the document SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + UP ARROW
Select from current position to end of the document SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + DOWN ARROW
Select from current position to beginning of the line SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + LEFT ARROW
Select from current position to end of the line SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + RIGHT ARROW
 
 
Applies to:
Word for iPad