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Keyboard Commands to Move the Insertion Point

PSS ID Number: Q51579 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 4.0, 5.0


In Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 4.0 and 5.0, press the following key combinations to move the insertion point. Notice that the last keys of the COMMAND+OPTION key combinations (J, K, O, and ,) form a diamond shape on the keyboard; the key to move up is the uppermost point, the key to move left is the leftmost point, and so on. This is also true of the keys on the add-on numeric keypad (4, 6, 8, and 2).

To Move to Keyboard Numeric Keypad ———- ——– ————–

Next character COMMAND+OPTION+L –> or 6 Previous character COMMAND+OPTION+K <– or 4 Next word COMMAND+OPTION+; COMMAND+6 Previous word COMMAND+OPTION+J COMMAND+4 Line above COMMAND+OPTION+O Up-arrow or 8 Line below COMMAND+OPTION+, Down-arrow or 2 Paragraph above COMMAND+OPTION+Y COMMAND+8 Paragraph below COMMAND+OPTION+B COMMAND+2

To make other moves with the original keyboard, press and release the single quotation mark (’) key as well, as follows:

To move to Keyboard Numeric Keypad ———- ——– ————–

Next sentence COMMAND+OPTION+‘+; COMMAND+1 Previous sentence COMMAND+OPTION+’+J COMMAND+7 Beginning of line COMMAND+OPTION+‘+K 7 End of line COMMAND+OPTION+’+L 1 Top of window COMMAND+OPTION+‘+O COMMAND+5 Bottom of window COMMAND+OPTION+’+, ___ Top of document COMMAND+OPTION+‘+P COMMAND+9 Bottom of document COMMAND+OPTION+’+. COMMAND+3

To repeat a move, repeat the last two keystrokes.

NOTE: In Microsoft Word version 5.0, COMMAND+OPTION+O is the command for Outline View. All other commands apply to Word 5.0.


This information is in the “Reference to Microsoft Word” manual, Appendix B, page 398.

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