Complete List of Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

Complete List of Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts
Complete List of Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Docs is a go-to web-based application word processor that’s very convenient for on-the-go folks and it also comes with a mobile app for all smartphone users.

It is compatible with other file formats from Microsoft apps which is a great thing for unfinished documents made in Microsoft word processor.

The best thing about Google Docs is that it offers a wide-variety of keyboard shortcuts that will make your experience of the application so much convenient.

Here’s the complete list of Google Docs keyboard shortcuts:

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Basic Actions

CopyCtrl + c
CutCtrl + x
PasteCtrl v
Paste without formattingCtrl Shift + v
UndoCtrl + z
RedoCtrl Shift + z
Insert or edit linkCtrl k
Open linkAlt + Enter
Show common keyboard shortcutsCtrl + /
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
Ctrl s
PrintCtrl p
OpenCtrl + o
FindCtrl f
Find and replaceCtrl h
Find againCtrl g
Find previousCtrl + Shift + g
Hide the menus (compact mode)Ctrl + Shift + f
Insert page breakCtrl + Enter
Search the menusAlt + /
Alt + Shift + z

Google Chrome: Alt + z
Repeat last actionCtrl + y

Text Formatting

BoldCtrl + b
ItalicizeCtrl + i
UnderlineCtrl + u
StrikethroughAlt + Shift + 5
SuperscriptCtrl + .
SubscriptCtrl + ,
Copy text formattingCtrl + Alt + c
Paste text formattingCtrl + Alt + v
Clear text formattingCtrl + \
Ctrl + Space
Increase font sizeCtrl + Shift + >
Decrease font sizeCtrl + Shift + <

Paragraph Formatting

Increase paragraph indentationCtrl + ]
Decrease paragraph indentationCtrl + [
Apply normal text styleCtrl + Alt + 0
Apply heading style [1-6]Ctrl + Alt + [1-6]
Left alignCtrl + Shift + l
Center alignCtrl + Shift + e
Right alignCtrl + Shift + r
JustifyCtrl + Shift + j
Numbered listCtrl + Shift + 7
Bulleted listCtrl + Shift + 8
Move paragraph up/downCtrl + Shift + Up/down arrow

Images and Drawings

Alt textCtrl + Alt + y
Resize largerCtrl + Alt + k
Resize larger horizontallyCtrl + Alt + b
Resize larger verticallyCtrl + Alt + i
Resize smallerCtrl + Alt + j
Resize smaller horizontallyCtrl + Alt + w
Resize smaller verticallyCtrl + Alt + q
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
Close drawing editorShift + Esc

Comments and Footnotes

Insert commentCtrl + Alt + m
Open discussion threadCtrl + Alt + Shift + a
Enter current commentCtrl + Enter
Insert footnoteCtrl + Alt + f
Move to current footnoteholding Ctrl + Alt, press e then f
Move to next footnoteholding Ctrl + Alt, press n then f
Move to previous footnoteholding Ctrl + Alt, press p then f

Menus

Context (right-click) menuCtrl + Shift + x
Ctrl + Shift + \
File menuin Google Chrome: Alt + f
other browsers: Alt + Shift + f
Edit menuin Google Chrome: Alt + e
other browsers: Alt + Shift + e
View menuin Google Chrome: Alt + v
other browsers: Alt + Shift + v
Insert menuin Google Chrome: Alt + i
other browsers: Alt + Shift + i
Format menuin Google Chrome: Alt + o
other browsers: Alt + Shift + o
Tools menuin Google Chrome: Alt + t
other browsers: Alt + Shift + t
Help menuin Google Chrome: Alt + h
other browsers: Alt + Shift + h
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
in Google Chrome: Alt + a
other browsers: Alt + Shift + a
Input Tools menu
(available in documents in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + k
Show your browser’s context menuShift + right-click

Text Selection with Keyboard

Select allCtrl + a
Extend selection one characterShift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection one lineShift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection one wordCtrl + Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the lineShift + Home
Extend selection to the end of the lineShift + End
Extend selection to the beginning of the documentCtrl + Shift + Home
Extend selection to the end of the documentCtrl + Shift + End
Select current list itemholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press e then i
Select all list items at current levelholding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press e then o

Text Selection with Mouse

Select wordDouble-click
Extend selection one word at a timeDouble-click + drag
Select paragraphTriple-click
Extend selection one paragraph at a timeTriple-click + drag

Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Basic Actions

Copy⌘ + c
Cut⌘ + x
Paste⌘ + v
Paste without formatting⌘ + Shift + v
Undo⌘ + z
Redo⌘ + Shift + z
Insert or edit link⌘ + k
Open linkOption + Enter
Show common keyboard shortcuts⌘ + /
Save
Every change is automatically saved in Drive
⌘ + s
Print⌘ + p
Open⌘ + o
Find⌘ + f
Find and replace⌘ + Shift + h
Find again⌘ + g
Find previous⌘ + Shift + g
Hide the menus (compact mode)Ctrl + Shift + f
Insert page break⌘ + Enter
Search the menusOption + /
Ctrl + Option + z
Repeat last action⌘ + y

Text Formatting

Bold⌘ + b
Italicize⌘ + i
Underline⌘ + u
Strikethrough⌘ + Shift + x
Superscript⌘ + .
Subscript⌘ + ,
Copy text formatting⌘ + Option + c
Paste text formatting⌘ + Option + v
Clear text formatting⌘ + \
Increase font size⌘ + Shift + >
Decrease font size⌘ + Shift + <

Paragraph Formatting

Increase paragraph indentation⌘ + ]
Decrease paragraph indentation⌘ + [
Apply normal text style⌘ + Option + 0
Apply heading style [1-6]⌘ + Option + [1-6]
Left align⌘ + Shift + l
Center align⌘ + Shift + e
Right align⌘ + Shift + r
Justify⌘ + Shift + j
Numbered list⌘ + Shift + 7
Bulleted list⌘ + Shift + 8
Move paragraph up/downCtrl + Shift + Up/down arrow

Images and Drawings

Alt text⌘ + Option + y
Resize larger⌘ + Ctrl + k
Resize larger horizontally⌘ + Ctrl + b
Resize larger vertically⌘ + Ctrl + i
Resize smaller⌘ + Ctrl + j
Resize smaller horizontally⌘ + Ctrl + w
Resize smaller vertically⌘ + Ctrl + q
Rotate clockwise by 15°Option + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15°Option + Left arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 1°Option + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1°Option + Shift + Right arrow
Close drawing editor⌘ + Esc
Shift + Esc

Comments and Footnotes

Insert comment⌘ + Option + m
Open discussion thread⌘ + Option + Shift + a
Enter current commentCtrl + Enter
Insert footnote⌘ + Option + f
Move to current footnoteholding Ctrl + ⌘, press e then f
Move to next footnoteholding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then f
Move to previous footnoteholding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then f

Menus

Context (right-click) menu⌘ + Shift + \
File menuCtrl + Option + f
Edit menuCtrl + Option + e
View menuCtrl + Option + v
Insert menuCtrl + Option + i
Format menuCtrl + Option + o
Tools menuCtrl + Option + t
Help menuCtrl + Option + h
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Ctrl + Option + a
Input Tools menu
(available in documents in non-Latin languages)
⌘ + Option + Shift + k
Toggle input controls
(available in documents in non-Latin languages)
⌘ + Shift + k
Show your browser’s context menuShift + right-click

Text Selection with Keyboard

Select all⌘ + a
Extend selection one characterShift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection one lineShift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the lineShift + Fn + Left arrow
Extend selection one paragraphOption + Shift + Up/Down arrow
Extend selection to the end of the lineShift + Fn + Right arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the document⌘ + Shift + Up arrow
Extend selection to the end of the document⌘ + Shift + Down arrow
Select current list itemholding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press e then i
Select all list items at current levelholding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press e then o

Text Selection with Mouse

Select wordDouble-click
Extend selection one word at a timeDouble-click + drag
Select paragraphTriple-click
Extend selection one paragraph at a timeTriple-click + drag

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