Google Docs – Keyboard Hotkeys List To Make Things Fast and Simple To Do

by Rohit Khurana on December 1, 2010


Technology has done wonders for us, remember some time ago people used to type on typewriters and how difficult it used to be. Even a silly mistake was so difficult to hide, and then came the computers, they made documentation so easy that you don’t even have to worry about any kind of a mistake anymore. Computers provide you with pre defined tables and charts and all you have to do is, fill them accordingly to your requirements. Just think about working on a spreadsheet on a typewriter, mind blowing isn’t it. Now if you want to go a step further then you can opt to work on Google Docs which enables you to work on spread sheet, word processor, presentation, form and data storage services.

Google Docs allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real time with other users. So actually you don’t have to keep updating your files from time to time after making changes and you can the directly change the data online. So today what we are going to do is inform you about shortcuts related with Google docs that could help you save a lot of time.

These are the two steps you have to follow in order to find out about Google docs shortcuts.



1.Go to and open any Google docs window.

2.Next go to Help>Keyboard Shortcuts to open the list of shortcuts available. Also if you want you can press the Ctrl + / keys to pop open keyboard shortcuts window.

Still we are going to show you what the shortcuts are:

Text Formatting

Ctrl + B : Bold

Ctrl + I : Italic

Ctrl + U : Underline

Ctrl + . : Superscript

Ctrl + , : Subscript

Paragraph Formatting

Ctrl + Alt + 0 : Normal Text

Ctrl + Alt + [1–6] : Heading [1-6]

Ctrl + Shift + L : Left Align

Ctrl + Shift + E : Center Align

Ctrl + Shift + R : Right Align

Ctrl + Shift + J : Justify

Ctrl + Shift + 7 : Numbered List

Ctrl + Shift + 8 : Bulleted List

Ctrl + : Clear Formatting


Ctrl + K : Insert Link

Ctrl + Alt + M : Insert Comment

Ctrl + F : Find

Ctrl + Shift + C : Word Count

Ctrl + Shift + Y : Get Definitions

Besides Google Docs Shortcuts you can also use F Key Shortcuts in windows 7 for quicker working on the computer.

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