Maximize Productivity With Shortcut Keys For Google Docs

Shortcut keys can help to maximize productivity by working faster on applications. You save time as you need not to move your hand from keyboard to mouse. Use these shortcut keys for Google docs which is applicable on docs,spreadsheets and presentations.

These shortcuts are nearly same as MS Office keyboard shortcuts making it easy to utilize for users. My favourite is Shift+ right-click which displays right-click options so that at any time I do not need mouse.

Documents Spreadsheets Presentations
Ctrl A Select all Yes
Ctrl B Bold Yes Yes Yes
Ctrl C Copy Yes Yes Yes
Ctrl D Copy down (used in combo with Shift + arrow) Yes
Ctrl E Center alignment Yes
Ctrl F Find and replace Yes
Ctrl G Find next Yes
Ctrl+Shift+G Find previous Yes
Ctrl I Italicize Yes Yes Yes
Ctrl J Full justify Yes
Ctrl K Insert link Yes
Ctrl L Left alignment Yes
Ctrl M * Insert comment Yes
Ctrl M Insert new slide Yes
Ctrl P Print Yes Yes
Ctrl R Right alignment Yes
Ctrl R Copy Right (used in combo with Shift + arrow) Yes
Ctrl S Save Yes Yes Yes
Ctrl U Underline Yes Yes Yes
Ctrl V Paste Yes Yes Yes
Ctrl X Cut Yes Yes Yes
Ctrl Y Redo Yes Yes
Ctrl Z Undo Yes Yes
Shift+ right-click Shows your browser’s right-click options Yes
Ctrl+End Go to last cell in data region Yes
Ctrl+Home Go to first cell in data region Yes
Ctrl+left-arrow Go to left-most cell in data region (current row) Yes
Ctrl+right-arrow Go to right-most cell in data region (current row) Yes
Ctrl+down-arrow Go to bottom-most cell in data region (current column) Yes
Ctrl+up-arrow Go to top-most cell in data region (current column) Yes
Ctrl+Page Down Move to next worksheet Yes
Ctrl+Page Up Move to previous worksheet Yes
Ctrl+Shift+F Full screen Yes
Ctrl+Shift+L Bulleted list Yes
Ctrl+Shift+Space Insert non-breaking space Yes
Ctrl+Space Remove formatting Yes
Ctrl+1 * Header style 1 Yes
Ctrl+2 * Header style 2 Yes
Ctrl+3 * Header style 3 Yes
Ctrl+4 * Header style 4 Yes
Ctrl+5 * Header style 5 Yes
Ctrl+6 * Header style 6 Yes
Ctrl+7 * Toggle numbered lists Yes
Ctrl+8 * Toggle bulleted lists Yes
Ctrl+9 * “Change list” dialog Yes
F2 Edit active cell Yes
Enter Move to next cell in column Yes
Esc Cancel cell entry Yes
Shift+Enter Move to previous cell in column Yes
Shift+page up/down Extend the selection up/down one screen Yes
Ctrl+spacebar Select entire column Yes
Shift+spacebar Select entire row Yes
Shift+down, up, left, right arrow key Manual select Yes
Page Down Move down one screen Yes Yes
Page Up Move up one screen Yes Yes
Shift+Tab Move to previous cell in table (documents) or row (spreadsheets) Yes Yes
Ctrl+. Superscript Yes
Ctrl+, Subscript Yes
Tab Move to next cell in table (documents) or row (spreadsheets) Yes Yes

In Mac, you can use the shortcuts by replacing Ctrl with Command key, however some might not work as marked by asterisk.[Source]

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Filed under Google Docs Tricks. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on August 7, 2011.

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