Navigation Shortcuts for MS Word: The Keyboard
Picture this: You’re working on the ultimate document. I mean, it’s a masterpiece! Too bad the masterpiece is also a nightmare though. It’s easily the longest document you’ve ever edited and the navigation through all those pages is just a huge headache. (Not to mention the back and forth, back and forth between the keyboard and the mouse). I bet you’re looking for some help, huh?!
Well, never fear. I’m here to save the day! While these shortcuts won’t make your document shorter, they will help to ease the pain as you try to navigate through your work and hopefully, without the need for aspirin.
Today, let’s begin with some basic keyboard shortcuts:
- Arrow keys = moves one space or line in the arrow direction.
- Ctrl + Left or Right arrow = moves the cursor one word left or right.
- Home = moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line.
- Ctrl + Home = moves the cursor to the top of the document.
- End = moves the cursor to the end of the current line.
- Ctrl + End = moves the cursor to the bottom of the document.
- Page Up = moves the cursor up the length of one screen.
- Page Down = moves the cursor down the length of one screen.
- Ctrl + Page Up = moves the cursor to the previous page in your document.
- Ctrl + Page Down = moves the cursor to the next page down in your document.
If you’re mouse dependent, give these a try. I’m sure you’ll find them to be a great aid in your quest to be even more efficient!