Navigating and Selecting With the Keyboard

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You can navigate through a document and make selections with the keyboard.

  • To move the cursor, press the key or key combination given in the following table.
  • To select the characters under the moving cursor, additionally hold down the Shift key when you move the cursor.
Key Function +'Ctrl key'
Right, left arrow keys Moves the cursor one character to the left or to the right. Moves the cursor one word to the left or to the right.
Up, down arrow keys Moves the cursor up or down one line. (Ctrl+Alt) Moves the current paragraph up or down.
Home Moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line. Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Home

In a table

Moves the cursor to the beginning of the contents in the current cell. Moves the cursor to the beginning of the contents of the current cell. Press again to move the cursor to the first cell in the table. Press again to move the cursor to the beginning of the document.
End Moves the cursor to the end of the current line. Moves the cursor to the end of the document
End

In a table

Moves to the end of the contents in the current cell. Moves the cursor to the end of the contents of the current cell. Press again to move the cursor to the last cell in the table. Press again to move the cursor to the end of the document.
PgUp Scrolls up one page. Moves the cursor to the header.
PgDn Scroll down one page. Moves the cursor to the footer.

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