Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs

Use keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs to navigate, format, and edit.

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

Common actions

Copy Ctrl + c
Cut Ctrl + x
Paste Ctrl + v
Undo Ctrl + z
Redo Ctrl + Shift + z
Insert page break Ctrl + Enter
Help menu (Android N only) Ctrl + /
Paste without formatting Ctrl + Shift + v
Insert or edit link Ctrl + k
Open link Alt + Enter
Open Ctrl + o
Find Ctrl + f
Find and replace Ctrl + h
Repeat last action Ctrl + y

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 + ,
Copy text formatting Ctrl + Alt + c
Paste text formatting Ctrl + Alt + v

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
Checklist Ctrl + Shift + 9

Images & drawings

Rotate clockwise by 15° Alt + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15° Alt + Left arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 1° Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1° Alt + Shift + Right arrow

Comments & footnotes

Enter current comment hold Ctrl + Alt, press e then c
Insert comment Ctrl + Alt + m
Insert footnote Ctrl + Alt + f
Move to current footnote hold Ctrl + Alt, press e then f
Move to next footnote hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then f
Move to previous footnote hold Ctrl + Alt, press p then f
Move to next suggestion hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then u
Move to previous suggestion hold Ctrl + Alt, press p then u
Move to next comment hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then c
Move to previous comment hold Ctrl + Alt, press p then c

Text selection with keyboard

Select all Ctrl + a
Select none hold Ctrl + Alt, press u then a
Select current list item hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press e then i
Select all list items at current level hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press e then o
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 hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then h
Move to previous heading hold Ctrl + Alt, press p then h
Move to next heading [1-6] hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then [1-6]
Move to previous heading [1-6] hold Ctrl + Alt, press then [1-6]
Move to next list hold Ctrl + Alt, press then o
Move to previous list hold Ctrl + Alt, press p then o
Move to next item in the current list hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then i
Move to previous item in the current list hold Ctrl + Alt, press p then i
Move to next formatting change hold Ctrl + Alt, press n then w
Move to previous formatting change hold Ctrl + Alt, press p then w
Move to next misspelling Ctrl + '
Move to previous misspelling Ctrl + ;
Insert or move to header hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press o then h
Insert or move to footer hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press o then f

Table navigation

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