Use an external keyboard with Word for Android

Using an external keyboard with your Android allows you to take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts you are familiar with if you use Word on a Windows computer.

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

CONTROL + Z

Repeat the last action

CONTROL + Y

Cut selected content

CONTROL + X

Copy selected content

CONTROL + C

Paste copied or cut content

CONTROL + V

Select all

CONTROL + A

Bold selected content

CONTROL + B

Italicize selected content

CONTROL + I

Underline selected content

CONTROL + 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

CONTROL + UP ARROW

Move cursor to end of the document

CONTROL + DOWN ARROW

Move cursor to the beginning of the current line

CONTROL + LEFT ARROW

Move cursor to the end of the current line

CONTROL + 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 + CONTROL + UP ARROW

Select from current position to end of the document

SHIFT + CONTROL + DOWN ARROW

Select from current position to beginning of the line

SHIFT + CONTROL + LEFT ARROW

Select from current position to end of the line

SHIFT + CONTROL + RIGHT ARROW

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