Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Move Around Quickly in Your Word Documents

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated July 12, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft® Word® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365 (Windows)

In Microsoft Word, you can save lots of time if you can move around quickly in your documents. You can use keyboard shortcuts to jump to the beginning or end of your document and move up or down by page or paragraph. In this article, we’ve put together a great list of navigation shortcuts to help you be more productive with Word.

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1. Go to the beginning of the document

Press Ctrl + Home to move to the beginning of the document.

2. Go to the end of the document

Press Ctrl + End to move to the end of the document.

3. Go to the beginning of the current line

Press Home to move to the beginning of the current line.

4. Go to end of the current line

Press End to move to the end of the current line.

5. Go one page up

Press Ctrl + PgUp to move up one page. PgUp moves up by screen only.

6, Go one page down

Press Ctrl + PgDn to move down one page. PgDn moves down by screen only.

7. Go up one paragraph

Press Ctrl + up arrow to move up one paragraph.

8. Go down one paragraph

Press Ctrl + down arrow to move down one paragraph.

9. Go one word to the right

Press Ctrl + right arrow to move one word to the right.

10. Go one word to the left

Press Ctrl + left arrow to move one word to the left.

11. Go to the last edit location

Press Shift + F5 (on some keyboards, press Fn + Shift + F5) to move to the last edit location (this occurs automatically in newer versions of Word when you open the file). Repeat to go to the last 3 edit locations.

You can save lots of time in Word using keyboard shortcuts for navigation. In an upcoming article, we’ll look at other ways of quickly moving around in your documents.

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In Microsoft Word, you can save lots of time if you can move around quickly in your documents. You can use keyboard shortcuts to jump to the beginning or end of your document and move up or down by page or paragraph. In this article, we’ve put together a great list of navigation shortcuts to help you be more productive with Word.
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