Navigate a Word 2007 Document with Keyboard Keys
The Word 2007 window usually shows you only part of a document at a time, so you can use the keyboard to navigate to different parts of the document. Then you can place the insertion pointer in the exact spot you want in the Word 2007 document.
Move around Word with basic arrow keys
You can take advantage of the keyboard’s cursor keys to quickly move the insertion pointer to any position in a document. The four basic arrow keys move the insertion pointer up, down, right, and left.
|Press This Key||To Move the Cursor Here|
|↑||Up to the preceding line of text|
|↓||Down to the next line of text|
|→||Right to the next character|
|←||Left to the preceding character|
Use arrow-key combinations to navigate in Word
If you press and hold the Ctrl (Control) key and then press an arrow key, you enter hyperjump mode. The supercharged insertion pointer leaps desperately in all four directions:
|Press This Key Combination||To Move the Cursor Here|
|Ctrl+↑||Up to the beginning of the previous paragraph|
|Ctrl+↓||Down to the beginning of the next paragraph|
|Ctrl+→||Right to the beginning (first letter) of the next word|
|Ctrl+←||Left to the beginning (first letter) of the previous word|
You can use either set of arrow keys on the computer keyboard, but when using the numeric keypad, ensure that the Num Lock light is off. (Do this by pressing the Num Lock key.) If you don’t, you see numbers in your text rather than the insertion pointer dancing all over —like444this.
Move from beginning to end in a Word document
End and Home move the insertion pointer to the start or end of something, depending on how they’re used.
|Key or Combination||To Whisk the Insertion Pointer Here|
|End||To the end of a line of text|
|Home||To the beginning of a line of text|
|Ctrl+End||To the end of the document|
|Ctrl+Home||To the tippy-top of a document|
Move by using the Word PgUp and PgDn keys
You might think that the Page Up or PgUp key moves a document up one page and that the Page Down or PgDn key moves a document down. Rather than slide the document around a page at a time, these keys move things one screen at a time:
|Press This Key or Key Combination||To Move the Insertion Pointer Here|
|PgUp||Up one screen|
|PgDn||Down one screen|
|Ctrl+Alt+PgUp||To the top of the current screen|
|Ctrl+Alt+PgDn||To the bottom of the current screen|