Use keyboard shortcuts in Word for iPhone

When you use an external keyboard with Word for iPhone, you can take advantage of keyboard shortcuts, like you do on a PC. For example, in Windows, to paste text into an Office document, you press Ctrl+V; on the iPhone, you press Command+V.

Notes: 

  • 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.

For more information, see Learn how to navigate in Word using accessible features.

In this topic

Edit and format a document

Navigate a document

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

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

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