Keyboard shortcuts in Word Web App

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 2010, 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 paragraph

SHIFT+HOME

To end of paragraph

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 by word

End

ALT

Move IP to bottom of document/outline

ENTER

ALT

Page Properties in IE

TAB

CTRL-ALT

Task Switcher

Home

ALT

Navigate to Home Page

Move IP to top of document/outline

Left

ALT

Navigate back in IE

Navigate left by word

PageDn

ALT

Move IP to bottom of document

PageUp

ALT

Move IP to top of document

Right

ALT

Navigate forward in IE

Navigate right by word

TAB

ALT

Switch between Apps

Accessibility Loop (moves focus between browser UI and page elements)

Down

ALT-SHIFT

Move current page Down one position in the Nav Pane

Selects from the IP to the end of the paragraph

ENTER

ALT-SHIFT

Full Screen in IE

TAB

CTRL-ALT-SHIFT

Task Switcher

Left

ALT-SHIFT

Outdent

Select left by word

Right

ALT-SHIFT

Indent

Select left by word

TAB

ALT-SHIFT

Switch between Apps

Accessibility Loop (moves focus between browser UI and page elements)

Up

ALT-SHIFT

Move current page Down one position in the Nav Pane

Selects from the IP to the end of the paragraph

BACKSPACE

CMD

Backspace by word

DELETE

CMD

Delete by word

Down

CMD

Move IP down by paragraph

End

CMD

Move IP to bottom of document/outline

Home

CMD

Navigate to top of document/outline (in Safari on Mac this navigates to the browser home page)

Left

CMD

Move IP to the beginning of the line (in Firefox on Mac this navigates the browser back to the previous page)

Right

CMD

Move IP to the end of the line (in Firefox on Mac this navigates the browser forward)

TAB

CMD

Task Switcher (like Windows Alt-Tab)

Up

CMD

Move IP up by paragraph

ESC

CMD-ALT

Task Manager (Force Quit Apps)

Home

CMD-ALT

In Safari on Mac this navgiates to the browser home page

Left

CMD-ALT

In Chrome on Mac this navigates between browser tabs

DELETE

CMD-SHIFT

Iin Firefox on Mac this clears the browser cache

Down

CMD-SHIFT

Select down by paragraph

End

CMD-SHIFT

Select to bottom of document/page

Home

CMD-SHIFT

Select to top of document/page (in Safari on Mac this navigates to the browser home page)

Left

CMD-SHIFT

Select to beginning of line

Right

CMD-SHIFT

Select to end of line

TAB

CMD-SHIFT

Task Switcher (like Windows Alt-Tab)

Up

CMD-SHIFT

Select up by paragraph

ESC

CTRL-SHIFT

Task Manager

Right

CTRL-SHIFT

Select right by word

Down

CTRL

Move IP down by paragraph

Move IP to end of line

Left

CTRL-SHIFT

Select left by word

ESC

CTRL

Open Start Menu/Start Screen

DELETE

CTRL-ALT

Open Lock Screen Menu

Left

CTRL

Move IP left by word

Displays a widget dashboard

PageDn

CTRL

in Firefox and Chrome on Mac this switches between open tabs

PageUp

CTRL

in Firefox and Chrome on Mac this switches between open tabs

End

CTRL

Move IP to end of document/outline

TAB

CTRL

Switch between open tabs

Switch between open tabs

Up

CTRL

Move IP up by paragraph

Move IP to beginning of line

BACKSPACE

CTRL-ALT

Backspace by word

Backspace by letter

Home

CTRL

Move IP to beginning of document/outline

Down

CTRL-ALT

in IE this scrolls the page down

End

CTRL-ALT

in IE this scrolls to the bottom of the page

Home

CTRL-ALT

in IE this scrolls to the top of the page

PageDn

CTRL-ALT

in IE this scrolls down

PageUp

CTRL-ALT

in IE this scrolls up

Right

CTRL

Move IP left by word

Up

CTRL-ALT

in IE this scrolls the page down

BACKSPACE

CTRL-ALT-SHIFT

Backspace by word

Backspace by letter

End

CTRL-ALT-SHIFT

in IE this scrolls to the bottom of the page

Home

CTRL-ALT-SHIFT

in IE this scrolls to the top of the page

PageDn

CTRL-ALT-SHIFT

in IE this scrolls down

PageUp

CTRL-ALT-SHIFT

in IE this scrolls up

ESC

ALT

Minimize Window

Down

CTRL-SHIFT

Select down by paragraph

Select to end of line

ESC

ALT-SHIFT

Minimize Window

Home

CTRL-SHIFT

Select up by paragraph

Select to beginning of line

Insert

None

Enter Overtype Mode

TAB

CTRL-SHIFT

Switch between open tabs

Switch between open tabs

Up

CTRL-SHIFT

Select up by paragraph

Select to beginning of line

BACKSPACE

None

Backspace by letter

Backspace by letter

DELETE

None

Delete by letter

Delete by letter

Down

None

Move IP down by line

Move IP down by line

End

None

Move IP to end of line

Move IP to end of line

ENTER

None

Insert new line

Insert new line

BACKSPACE

CTRL

Backspace by word

Home

None

Move IP to beginning of line

In Safari and Chrome this moves the IP to the beginning of the paragraph

Left

None

Move IP left by letter

Move IP left by letter

PageDn

None

Move IP down by one screen

Move IP down by one screen

PageUp

None

Move IP up by one screen

Move IP up by one screen

Right

None

Move IP right by letter

Move IP right by letter

TAB

None

Indent or Navigate to next Table Cell

Indent, Navigate to next Table Cell, or Insert a Table

Up

None

Move IP up by one line

Move IP up by one line

BACKSPACE

SHIFT

Backspace by letter

Backspace by letter

Down

SHIFT

Select down by line

Select down by line

End

SHIFT

Select to end of line

Select to end of line

ENTER

SHIFT

Insert soft line break

Insert soft line break

Home

SHIFT

Select to beginning of line

Select to beginning of line

Left

SHIFT

Select left by letter

Select left by letter

Right

SHIFT

Select right by letter

Select right by letter

TAB

SHIFT

Outdent, Navigate to Previous Table Cell

Outdent, Navigate to Previous Table Cell

Up

SHIFT

Select up by line

Select up by line

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