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Open the shortcut menu for the active window. Alt + Left arrow. Go back. Alt + Right arrow. Go forward. Alt + Page Up. Move up one screen. Alt + Page Down. Move down one screen. Ctrl + F4. Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time). Ctrl + A. Select all items in a document ...

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for apps for Office helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen, and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. Here you can find links to most keyboard shortcut articles for apps for Office.

If you don't find a keyboard shortcut here that meets your needs, you can create a custom keyboard shortcut. For instructions, go to Create a custom keyboard shortcut for Office for Mac. Many of the shortcuts that use the Ctrl key on a Windows keyboard also work with the Control key in Word for Mac. However, not all do.

Note: This article explains how to create a shortcut on your desktop.You can also add a program to the taskbar. If you are using Windows 10, right-click the program name or tile, click More > Pin to taskbar.If you are using Windows 8 or earlier, right-click the program name or tile, and then select Pin to taskbar.