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

Ctrl+Arrow Left/Ctrl+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

Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Arrow Up

Jump one paragraph down / one paragraph up

Page Down/Page Up

Jump one screen down/ one screen up

Ctrl+End/Ctrl+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

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right/Ctrl+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

Ctrl+Shift+End/Ctrl+Shift+Home

Extend selection to end / to beginning of document

Ctrl+A

Extend selection to entire document / select all

3. Format Text

Ctrl+B

Bold

Ctrl+I

Italicize

Ctrl+U

Underline

Ctrl+.

Superscript

Ctrl+,

Subscript

Ctrl+Alt+C

Copy formatting

Ctrl+Alt+V

Paste formatting

Ctrl+\

Clear formatting (or Ctrl+Space)

Ctrl+Alt+0 (zero)

Normal paragraph style

Ctrl+Alt+16

Header style 1 ... Header style 6

Ctrl+Shift+L

Left alignment

Ctrl+Shift+E

Center alignment

Ctrl+Shift+R

Right alignment

Ctrl+Shift+J

Full justify

Ctrl+Shift+7

Numbered list

Ctrl+Shift+8

Bulleted list

4. Manage Google Docs

Alt+Shift+F

Move focus to menu bar

Ctrl+P

Print

Ctrl+S

Save

Ctrl+Shift+F

Compact controls

Shift+right-click

Show your browser's right-click options

Shift+Esc

Chat

5. Edit Documents

Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V

Cut, Copy, Paste

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Y

Redo

Tab

Increase paragraph indentation

Shift+Tab

Decrease paragraph indentation

Ctrl+K

Insert link

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Get definitions

Ctrl+Alt+F

Insert footnote

Ctrl+F

Find

Ctrl+Shift+C

Word count

6. Jump to Sections within Documents

Ctrl+Alt+o then h*

Move to header. Press Escape to leave header

Ctrl+Alt+o, then f*

Move to footer. Press Escape to leave footer

Ctrl+Alt+n then h*

Move to next heading

Ctrl+Alt+n then 16*

Move to next heading 1-6

Ctrl+Alt+p then h*

Move to previous heading

Ctrl+Alt+p then 16*

Move to previous heading 1-6

Ctrl+Alt+f then E

Move to current footnote

Ctrl+;

Move to next misspelling

*Keep CTRL+ALT pressed after first letter

7. Comment View

Ctrl+Alt+P

Open discussion view

Ctrl+Alt+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 Ctrl+Enter

Submit comment

8. Discussion View

J

Select next

K

Select previous

u or Escape

Close discussion view

E

Resolve

Shift+Enter or Ctrl+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 admin on 12/21/2011. Last updated by admin on 6/9/2017

 

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