Tip of the week # 594
2 February 2020

Quickly jump between the start and end of a row in a table (Word and Outlook) *

Do any of you use tables in Word? It's a great alternative to using tabs (or - heaven forbid - spaces) and can be very useful when trying to align pictures in your document.

Similar to Excel, you can move from cell to cell in a table in Word by pressing TAB or the ARROW keys. This saves you having to pick up your mouse to click in a cell. But did you know Word also provides a shortcut to quickly jump between the start and end of your table row?

Here's how:

  1. Press ALT + HOME to jump to the beginning of the row.
  2. Press ALT + END to jump to the end of the row.

If you don't have your cursor in a table, these shortcuts won't do anything.

Oh, and this tip also works when you use tables in Outlook.

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* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.