Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs

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Essentials

  • Copy C
  • Cut X
  • Paste V
  • Paste without formatting V
  • Undo Z
  • Redo Z
  • Insert or edit link K
  • Open link
  • Print P
  • Open O
  • Find F
  • Find and replace H
  • Find again G
  • Find previous G
  • Insert page break
  • Repeat last action Y

Text Formatting

  • Bold B
  • Italicize I
  • Underline U
  • Strikethrough X
  • Superscript .
  • Subscript ,
  • Copy text formatting C
  • Paste text formatting V
  • Clear text formatting \
  • Increase font size >
  • Decrease font size <

Paragraph Formatting

  • Increase paragraph indentation ]
  • Decrease paragraph indentation [
  • Apply normal text style 0
  • Apply heading style 1 1
  • Apply heading style 2 2
  • Left align L
  • Center align E
  • Right align R
  • Justify J
  • Numbered list 7
  • Bulleted list 8
  • Move paragraph up
  • Move paragraph down

Images and Drawings

  • Alt text Y
  • Resize larger K
  • Resize larger horizontally B
  • Resize larger vertically I
  • Resize smaller J
  • Resize smaller horizontally W
  • Resize smaller vertically Q
  • Rotate clockwise by 15°
  • Rotate counterclockwise by 15°
  • Rotate counterclockwise by 1°
  • Rotate clockwise by 1°

Comments and Footnotes

  • Insert comment M
  • Open discussion thread A
  • Enter current comment
  • Insert footnote F

Menus

  • Context (right-click) menu \
  • File menu F
  • Edit menu E
  • View menu V
  • Insert menu I
  • Format menu O
  • Tools menu T
  • Help menu H
  • Accessibility menu A
  • Input Tools menu K
  • Toggle input controls K

Text Selection

  • Select all A
  • Extend selection one character to left
  • Extend selection one character to right
  • Extend selection one line up
  • Extend selection one line down
  • Extend selection one paragraph up
  • Extend selection one paragraph down
  • Extend selection to the beginning of the document
  • Extend selection to the end of the document

Other Tools

  • Open revision history H
  • Open Explore tool I
  • Open spelling/grammar X
  • Open dictionary Y
  • Word count C
  • Start voice typing (available in Chrome browsers) S
  • Move to next misspelling '
  • Move to previous misspelling ;
  • Move focus out of document text M
  • Return focus to document text

Miscellaneous

  • Show common keyboard shortcuts /
  • Hide the menus (compact mode) F
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