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Google Docs Gets A Facelift

Google Docs Gets A Facelift

More than just looking pretty, Google Docs & Spreadsheets has gotten an organizational facelift.

Now instead of just tagging your documents, you can drag and drop everything into folders. You will also notice anything you’ve tagged previously, is now in a corresponding folder. The Google team have additionally added a Google Suggest-esque seach to your docs – but I’ve, personally, never seen much use in this.

It’s a welcome change to make everything more manageable over there at Google Docs, but nothing really ground breaking. So here are some Google Doc & Spreadsheet shortcuts:

Docs AND Spreadsheets

Shift+Tab = Move to previous cell in table (documents) or row (spreadsheets)

Tab = Move to next cell in table (documents) or row (spreadsheets)

Google Docs Gets A Facelift

Ctrl+S = Save

Ctrl+U = Underline

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Ctrl+Y = Redo

Ctrl+B = Bold

Ctrl+C = Copy

Ctrl+I = Italicize

Ctrl+P = Print

Ctrl+R = Right alignment (documents) Copy Right (used in combo with Shift + arrow) (spreadsheets)

Docs

Ctrl+A = Select all

Ctrl+E = Center alignment

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Ctrl+H = Replace

Ctrl+J = Full justify

Ctrl+K = Insert link

Ctrl+L = Left alignment

Ctrl+M = Insert comment

Ctrl+Shift+L = Bulleted list

Ctrl+Shift+Space = Insert non-breaking space

Ctrl+Space = Remove formatting

Ctrl+1 = Header style 1 etc

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Spreadsheets

Ctrl+D = Copy Down (used in combo with Shift + arrow)

Ctrl+End = Go to last cell in data region

Ctrl+Home = Go to first cell in data region

Ctrl+left-arrow = Go to left-most cell in data region (current row)

Ctrl+right-arrow = Go to right-most cell in data region (current row)

Ctrl+down-arrow = Go to bottom-most cell in data region (current column)

Ctrl+up-arrow = Go to top-most cell in data region (current column)

Ctrl+Page Down = Move to next worksheet (IE only)

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Ctrl+Page Up = Move to previous worksheet (IE only)

F2 = Edit active cell

Enter = Move to next cell in column

Esc = Cancel cell entry

Shift+Enter = Move to previous cell in column

Shift+page up/down = Extend the selection up/down one screen

Ctrl+spacebar = Select entire column

Shift+spacebar = Select entire row

Shift+down, up, left, right arrow key = Manual select

An entirely new way to stay organized – [Google]

Google Docs & Spreadsheets Keyboard Shortcuts – [Google]

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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