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Part 2. Entering Text > Moving Around the Document with the Keyboard

Moving Around the Document with the Keyboard

Press the left- and right-arrow keys to move one character to the left or to the right.

Press the up- and down-arrow keys to move one line up or down.

Press Ctrl+left arrow to move backward through the paragraph, word by word. Press Ctrl+right arrow to move forward through the paragraph.

Press Ctrl+up arrow to move up through the document, paragraph by paragraph. Press Ctrl+down arrow to move down through the document.

INTRODUCTION

When navigating with the mouse, you must constantly move your hands away from the keyboard to the mouse and back. When you navigate with the keyboard, however, the insertion point moves as you press the keys. You don't have to click once before you start typing to move the insertion point, as you do when you navigate with the mouse.


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Moving to the Beginning or End of a Line

To move to the beginning of a line, press Home. To move to the end of a line, press End.


Press Page Down and Page Up to move one screenful of text down or up.

Press Ctrl+Home to move to the very beginning of the document.

Press Ctrl+End to move to the very end of the document.

You can always tell what page you're on by looking at status bar. Here, the insertion point is on page 9 of a 9-page document.


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