What are Google Docs Shortcuts? Google Docs is a powerful business productivity application. Many users are still hesitant to use Google Docs and still stuck to the old office application. Google Docs shortcuts are classified as to how to format text, how to navigate in Google Docs, shortcuts to select the text, edit documents, and manage it. There are also shortcuts to comment and discuss in Google Docs.

List of Google Docs Shortcuts

Google Docs shortcuts will help you to halve the time spent editing, formatting and designing the docs. Taking the pressure to memorize hundreds of Google Docs shortcuts will get your workflow and productivity down. Below is the list of various Google Docs shortcuts. Out of all the shortcuts, some of them are mostly used ones and some which are rarely used. Download the Google Docs Shortcut here.

Format Text

Action Google Docs Shortcuts – Windows Google Docs Shortcuts – Mac
Bold Ctrl + B Command + B
Italic Ctrl + I Command + I
Underline Ctrl + U Command + U
Superscript Ctrl + . Command + .
Subscript Ctrl + , Command + ,
Copy formatting Ctrl + Alt + C Command + Option + C
Paste formatting Ctrl + Alt + V Command + Option + V
Clear formatting Ctrl + \ Command + \
Normal paragraph style Ctrl + Alt + 0 Command + Option + 0
Header style 1 to 6 Ctrl + Alt + 1 to 6 Command + Option + 1 to 6
Left alignment Ctrl + Shift + L Command + Shift + L
Center alignment Ctrl + Shift + E Command + Shift + E
Right alignment Ctrl + Shift + R Command + Shift + R
Full justify Ctrl + Shift + J Command + Shift + J
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7 Command + Shift + 7
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8 Command + Shift + 8

Navigate Google Docs

Action Docs Shortcuts – Windows Docs Shortcuts – Mac
Jump one character to the left
Jump one character to the right
Jump one word to the left Ctrl + ← Command + ←
Jump one word to the left Ctrl + → Command + →
Jump to the end of a line End End
Jump to the beginning of a line Home Home
Jump one line down
Jump one line up
Jump one paragraph down Ctrl + ↓ Command + ↓
Jump one paragraph up Ctrl + ↑ Command + ↑
Jump one screen down Page Down Page Down
Jump one screen up Page Up Page Up
Jump to end of document Ctrl + End Command + End
Jump to beginning of document Ctrl + Home Command + Home

Select Text

Action Windows Shortcuts Mac Shortcuts
Extend selection one character to the right Shift + → Shift + →
Extend selection one character to the left Shift + ← Shift + ←
Extend selection one word to the right Ctrl + Shift + → Command + Shift + →
Extend selection one word to the left Ctrl + Shift + ← Command + Shift + ←
Extend selection to the end of a line Shift + End Shift + End
Extend selection to the beginning of a line Shift + Home Shift + Home
Extend selection one line down Shift + ↓ Shift + ↓
Extend selection one line up Shift + ↑ Shift + ↑
Extend selection one screen down Shift + Page Down Shift + Page Down
Extend selection one screen up Shift + Page Up Shift + Page Up
Extend selection to end of document Ctrl + Shift + End Command + Shift + End
Extend selection to beginning of document Ctrl + Shift + Home Command + Shift + Home
Select all Ctrl + A Command + A

Edit Documents

Action Windows Shortcuts Mac Shortcuts
Cut Ctrl + X Command + X
Copy Ctrl + C Command + C
Paste Ctrl + V Command + V
Undo Ctrl + Z Command + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y Command + Y
Increase paragraph indentation Tab Tab
Decrease paragraph indentation Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Insert link Ctrl + K Command + K
Get definitions Ctrl + Shift + Y Command + Shift + Y
Insert footnote Ctrl + Alt + F Command + Option + F
Find Ctrl + F Command + F
Word count Ctrl + Shift + C Command + Shift + C

Manage Google Docs

Action Docs Shortcuts – Windows Docs Shortcuts – Mac
Move focus to menu bar Alt + Shift + F Option + Shift + F
Print Ctrl + P Command + P
Save Ctrl + S Command + S
Compact controls Ctrl + Shift + F Command + Shift + F
Show your browser right-click options Shift + right-click Shift + right-click
Chat Shift + Esc Shift + Esc

Jump to sections within Documents

Action Windows Shortcut keys Mac Shortcut keys
Move to header Ctrl + Alt + O the H Command + Option + O the H
Move to footer Ctrl + Alt + O the F Command + Option + O the F
Move to next heading Ctrl + Alt + N then H Command + Option + N then H
Move to previous heading Ctrl + Alt + P then H Command + Option + P then H
Move to current footnote Ctrl + Alt + F then E Command + Option + F then E
Move to next misspelling Ctrl + ; Command + ;

Comment View

Action Windows Mac
Open discussion view Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Insert comment Ctrl + Alt + M Command + Option + M
Select next comment J J
Select previous comment K K
Resolve comment E E
Move focus outside of input box Esc Esc
Select previous K K
Submit comment Shift + Enter or Ctrl + Enter Shift + Enter or Command + Enter

Discussion View

Action Google Docs Shortcuts – Windows Google Docs Shortcuts – Mac
Select next J J
Select previous K K
Close discussion view U U
Resolve E E
Submit comment Shift + Enter or Ctrl + Enter Shift + Enter or Command + Enter

So are you ready to try these shortcuts on your own? From all of the above shortcuts, you will find that Microsoft Word Shortcuts are very much familiar. You can have a look at the Microsoft Word Shortcuts by clicking here.

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