Use keyboard shortcuts in Word for iPhone

Use keyboard shortcuts in Word for iPhone

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Word for iOS helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Word for iOS.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • Commands that require you to press and release multiple keys together are indicated with a plus sign (+). Commands that require you to press multiple keys in order are indicated by a comma sign (,).

  • To move to the ribbon at the top of the page, place the cursor on a button and then press Shift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left Arrow.

  • To activate a button, press Control+Option+Spacebar.

In this topic

Navigate a document

To do this

Press

Find text

Command+F

Move the cursor up by one paragraph

Option+Up Arrow

Move the cursor down by one paragraph

Option+Down Arrow

Move the cursor right by one word

Option+Right Arrow

Move the cursor left by one word

Option+Left Arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the current line

Command+Left Arrow

Move the cursor to the end of the current line

Command+Right Arrow

Select the paragraph above

Shift+Option+Up Arrow

Select the paragraph below

Shift+Option+Down Arrow

Select the word to the left

Shift+Option+Left Arrow

Select the word to the right

Shift+Option+Right Arrow

Select from the current position to the beginning of the line

Shift+Command+Left Arrow

Select from the current position to the end of the line

Shift+Command+Right Arrow

Edit and format a document

To do this

Press

Undo the last action

Command+ Z

Repeat the last action

Command+Y

Cut the selected content

Command+X

Copy the selected content

Command+C

Paste the copied or cut content

Command+V

Bold the selected content

Command+B

Italicize the selected content

Command+I

Underline the selected content

Command+U

Insert a line break

Shift+Return

See also

Learn how to navigate Word using accessible features

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Word

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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