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Must know shortcuts for working with Tables in Ms Word (Windows & Mac)

Table is one of the most commonly used elements in Ms Word Table. Following are the Ms Word table shortcuts that may help you save time and effort while working with them.

Note: In the shortcut described below, + is used where keys are pressed simultaneously while “,” is used in case where keys needs to be pressed successively (one after other)

To do thisWindows shortcutMac shortcut
Move to the next cell in the row and select its content.TabTab
Move to the previous cell in the row and select its contentShift+TabShift+Tab
Move to the first cell in the row.Alt+HomeControl+Home
Move to the last cell in the row.Alt+EndControl+End
Move to the first cell in the column.Alt+Page upControl + Page up
Move to the last cell in the column.Alt+Page downControl + Page down
Move to the previous row.Up arrow keyUp arrow key
Move to the next row.Down arrow keyDown arrow
Move current row up.Alt+Shift+Up arrow key
Move current row down.Alt+Shift+Down arrow key
Add text before a table at the beginning of a document.Return, at the beginning of the first cellReturn, at the beginning of the first cell
Merge selected cellsAlt+A, M

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