70 Shortcuts for Google Docs

Jump to: Navigate Google Docs, Select Text, Format Text, Manage Google Docs, Edit Documents, Jump to Sections within Documents, Comment View, Discussion View, Comment Box Shortcuts

1. Navigate Google Docs

Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Jump one character to the left / to the right

Command+Arrow Left/Command+Arrow Right

Jump one word to the left / to the right

End/Home

Jump to the end of a line / beginning of a line

Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Jump one line down / one line down

Command+Arrow Down/Command+Arrow Up

Jump one paragraph down / one paragraph up

Page Down/Page Up

Jump one screen down/ one screen up

Command+End/Command+Home

Jump to end / to beginning of document

2. Select Text

Shift+Arrow Right/Shift+Arrow Left

Extend selection one character to the right / to the left

Command+Shift+Arrow Right/Command+Shift+Arrow Left

Extend selection one word to the right / to the left

Shift+End/Shift+Home

Extend selection to the end / to beginning of a line

Shift+Arrow Down/Shift+Arrow Up

Extend selection one line down / one line up

Shift+Page Down/Shift+Page Up

Extend selection one screen down / one screen up

Command+Shift+End/Command+Shift+Home

Extend selection to end / to beginning of document

Command+A

Extend selection to entire document / select all

3. Format Text

Command+B

Bold

Command+I

Italicize

Command+U

Underline

Command+.

Superscript

Command+,

Subscript

Command+Option+C

Copy formatting

Command+Option+V

Paste formatting

Command+\

Clear formatting (or Command+Space)

Command+Option+0 (zero)

Normal paragraph style

Command+Option+16

Header style 1 ... Header style 6

Command+Shift+L

Left alignment

Command+Shift+E

Center alignment

Command+Shift+R

Right alignment

Command+Shift+J

Full justify

Command+Shift+7

Numbered list

Command+Shift+8

Bulleted list

4. Manage Google Docs

Option+Shift+F

Move focus to menu bar

Command+P

Print

Command+S

Save

Command+Shift+F

Compact controls

Shift+right-click

Show your browser's right-click options

Shift+Esc

Chat

5. Edit Documents

Command+X, Command+C, Command+V

Cut, Copy, Paste

Command+Z

Undo

Command+Y

Redo

Tab

Increase paragraph indentation

Shift+Tab

Decrease paragraph indentation

Command+K

Insert link

Command+Shift+Y

Get definitions

Command+Option+F

Insert footnote

Command+F

Find

Command+Shift+C

Word count

6. Jump to Sections within Documents

Command+Option+o then h*

Move to header. Press Escape to leave header

Command+Option+o, then f*

Move to footer. Press Escape to leave footer

Command+Option+n then h*

Move to next heading

Command+Option+n then 16*

Move to next heading 1-6

Command+Option+p then h*

Move to previous heading

Command+Option+p then 16*

Move to previous heading 1-6

Command+Option+f then E

Move to current footnote

Command+;

Move to next misspelling

*Keep Command+ALT pressed after first letter

7. Comment View

Command+Option+P

Open discussion view

Command+Option+M

Insert comment

J

Select next comment

K

Select previous comment

E

Resolve comment

Esc

Move focus outside of input box

K

Select previous

Shift+Enter or Command+Enter

Submit comment

8. Discussion View

J

Select next

K

Select previous

u or Escape

Close discussion view

E

Resolve

Shift+Enter or Command+Enter

Submit comment

9. Comment Box Shortcuts

_text_

Add '_' before and after phrase to make text in comment italic

*text*

Add '*' before and after phrase to make text in comment bold

-text-

Add '-' before and after phrase to make text in comment strike-through

Created by bernd on 12/21/2011. Last updated by bernd on 6/9/2017

 

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Comment #4 by Philip Morgan Nov 16, 2018 at 06:14 pm  Reply

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Comment #3 by bokudara5777 Jun 9, 2017 at 02:21 am  Reply

While within a comment box on Google Docs (windows, mac, etc.) you may use "-" before and after a phrase for a strikethrough effect "*" before and after a phrase for a bolded effect and "_" before and after a phrase for an italicized effect. However, I haven't been able to find a way to make text in the comment boxes with a super or subscript effect.

Reply #1 bernd Jun 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm

nice find. added to the list. thanks!

Comment #2 by tronghv77 Jan 1, 2013 at 09:27 am  Reply

Copy formatting: Ctrl+Option+C (not Ctrl+Alt+C)
Paste formatting: Ctrl+Option+V (not Ctrl+Alt+V)

Comment #1 by Greg Dodson May 9, 2012 at 09:43 am  Reply

how do you jump to the end of a range in
Google spreadsheets

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