Use keyboard shortcuts with an external keyboard in Word for iPad

Using an external keyboard with your iPad allows you to take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts you’re familiar with if you use Word on a Mac or Windows computer. For example, on your Windows computer, you paste text into an Office document by pressing CONTROL+V, but on the iPad, you press Apple Cmd Symbol+V. 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

Apple Cmd Symbol + Z

Repeat the last action

Apple Cmd Symbol + Y

Cut selected content

Apple Cmd Symbol + X

Copy selected content

Apple Cmd Symbol + C

Paste copied or cut content

Apple Cmd Symbol + V

Select all

Apple Cmd Symbol + A

Bold selected content

Apple Cmd Symbol + B

Italicize selected content

Apple Cmd Symbol + I

Underline selected content

Insert a line break

Apple Cmd Symbol + U

SHIFT + RETURN

Navigating the document

To

Press

Find text

Select text

Apple Cmd Symbol + F

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

Apple Cmd Symbol + UP ARROW

Move cursor to end of the document

Apple Cmd Symbol + DOWN ARROW

Move cursor to the beginning of the current line

Apple Cmd Symbol + LEFT ARROW

Move cursor to the end of the current line

Apple Cmd Symbol + 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 + Apple Cmd Symbol + UP ARROW

Select from current position to end of the document

SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + DOWN ARROW

Select from current position to beginning of the line

SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + LEFT ARROW

Select from current position to end of the line

SHIFT + Apple Cmd Symbol + RIGHT ARROW

Applies To: Word for iPad



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