Tame your computer - improve your table manners

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In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year! - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to quickly jump between the start and end of a row in a table (Word and Outlook).

Do 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.


Related tips

Keyboard shortcut to move rows in a table

Quickly jump between the beginning and end of a document or email

Quickly jump to specific parts such as pages, tables or pictures

Change column width without changing the width of the table

Calculate the totals for numeric entries in a table

Repeat a table heading on every page


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3 February 2020

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at  www.roem.co.uk


Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support