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Taking Control of Cursor Movement in MS Word

Friday, March 3rd, 2006 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word
 
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Taking Control of Cursor Movement in Word

While we’re still with yesterday’s thoughts of moving through files using the keyboard with some control and speed, I’d like to switch gears a bit and move over to MS Word. It’s in Word that we find today’s key combinations for cursor movements within a file.

Besides the usual arrow keys to move one space / line in the appropriate direction and the Page Up / Down which moves part of a screen in either direction, there’s a couple of extras that can be used to make your movements quick and easy.

  • If you combine the Ctrl key with an up or down arrow, you’ll move to the top of the previous / next paragraph.
  • The Ctrl key + a left or right arrow will move you to the start of the previous / next word.
  • Ctrl + Page Up / Down will move you to the top of the previous / next page in the document.
  • Home will take you to the beginning of the current line of text.
  • End moves you to the end of the current line of text.
  • Ctrl + Home or End will move you to the very top or bottom of the document.

These are all pretty common, but here’s a set that I recently ran across. I wasn’t really aware of them, but I could certainly see them as useful once you have the knowledge.

  • Alt + Ctrl + Page Up will move you to the top of the current screen of text. (The documents will not jump anywhere. The cursor is simply moved to the top of the currently visible text).
  • And of course, Alt + Ctrl + Page Down will move the cursor to the bottom of the current screen of text.

There it is! Quicker navigation in Word is literally at your fingertips.

~ April

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