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Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs

Note: Some shortcuts might not work for all languages or keyboard formats.

Common actions

Copy ⌘ + c
Cut ⌘ + x
Paste ⌘ + v
Undo ⌘ + z
Redo ⌘ + Shift + z
Insert comment ⌘ + Option + m

Text formatting

Bold ⌘ + b
Italicize ⌘ + i
Underline ⌘ + u
Strikethrough Option + Shift + 5
Superscript ⌘ + .
Subscript ⌘ + ,
Clear text formatting ⌘ + \
Increase font size ⌘ + Shift + >
Decrease font size ⌘ + Shift + <

Paragraph formatting

Increase paragraph indentation ⌘ + ]
Decrease paragraph indentation ⌘ + [
Apply normal text style ⌘ + Option + 0
Apply heading style [1-6] ⌘ + Option + [1-6]
Left align ⌘ + Shift + l
Center align ⌘ + Shift + e
Right align ⌘ + Shift + r
Justify ⌘ + Shift + j
Numbered list ⌘ + Shift + 7
Bulleted list ⌘ + Shift + 8
Move paragraph up/down Ctrl + Shift + Up/down arrow

Text selection with keyboard

Select all ⌘ + a
Extend selection one character Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection one line Shift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection one word Alt + Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection to beginning/end of line ⌘ + Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection to beginning/end of paragraph Alt + Shift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection to beginning/end of document ⌘ + Shift + Up/down arrow

Document navigation

Return focus to document text Esc
Move to next heading holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then h
Move to previous heading holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then h
Move to next heading [1-6] holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then [1-6]
Move to previous heading [1-6] holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then [1-6]
Move to next list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then o
Move to previous list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then o
Move to next item in the current list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then i
Move to previous item in the current list holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then i
Move to next formatting change holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then w
Move to previous formatting change holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then w

Table navigation

Move to the start of the table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then s
Move to the end of the table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then d
Move to the start of the table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then i
Move to the end of the table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then k
Move to the next table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then b
Move to the previous table column holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then v
Move to the start of the table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then j
Move to the end of the table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then l
Move to the next table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then m
Move to the previous table row holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then g
Exit table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press t then e
Move to the next table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press n then t
Move to the previous table holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press p then t

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