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How to Navigate a Word 2007 Table

You can move from cell to cell in a Word 2007 table by using keyboard shortcuts and mouse actions, simplifying navigation with the following “leaps”:

Keyboard Shortcuts for Moving Around in a Table
To Move to This Cell Use This Keyboard Shortcut
Next cell in a row Tab
Previous cell in a row Shift+Tab
First cell in a row Alt+Home
First cell in a column Alt+Page Up
Last cell in a row Alt+End
Last cell in a column Alt+Page Down
Previous row Up Arrow
Next row Down Arrow

You can combine these keyboard shortcuts with the Shift key to extend the selection over a range of cells. In addition, you can select the entire table by placing the insertion point anywhere in the table and pressing Alt+Numeric 5 (the 5 on the numeric keypad, not the 5 key on the regular part of the keyboard).

You can also select various portions of a table by using the following mouse actions.

Mouse Actions for Selecting Cells in a Table
To Select This Use This Mouse Action
A single cell Move the cursor over the left edge of the cell until the cursor becomes a right-pointing arrow, and then click.
An entire row Move the cursor just past the left edge of the leftmost cell in the row until the cursor changes to a right-pointing arrow, and then click.
An entire column Move the cursor just above the topmost cell in the row until the cursor changes to a down-pointing arrow, and then click.
A range of cells Drag the cursor across the rectangular area of cells you want to select.
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