Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs

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

Common actions

Copy Ctrl + c
Cut Ctrl + x
Paste Ctrl + v
Undo Ctrl + z
Redo Ctrl + Shift + z
Insert comment Ctrl + Alt + m
Insert page break Ctrl + Enter
Help menu (Android N only) Ctrl + /

Text formatting

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

Paragraph formatting

Increase paragraph indentation Ctrl + ]
Decrease paragraph indentation Ctrl + [
Apply normal text style Ctrl + Alt + 0
Apply heading style [1-6] Ctrl + Alt + [1-6]
Left align Ctrl + Shift + l
Center align Ctrl + Shift + e
Right align Ctrl + Shift + r
Justify Ctrl + Shift + j
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8

Text selection with keyboard

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

Document navigation

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

Table navigation

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