Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Jumping to the Ends of Table Columns.

Jumping to the Ends of Table Columns

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 13, 2021)

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Word provides a handy shortcut that allows you to quickly jump to either the top or bottom of a column in a table. This can be quite helpful, particularly if you are working with very long tables. If you press Alt+PgUp, you are taken to the first cell in the column, where the insertion point is placed just before the first character in the cell. Likewise, you can jump to the last cell in a column by pressing Alt+PgDn. This moves the insertion point to the last cell in the column, where it is positioned just before the first character in the cell.

If you try to use these shortcuts outside of a table, they have no effect.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13181) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Jumping to the Ends of Table Columns.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2021-11-13 08:09:56

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