Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Jumping to the Ends of Table Rows.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 20, 2015)
Word provides a handy shortcut that allows you to quickly jump to either end of a table row. If you press Alt+Home, you are taken to the first cell in the row, where the insertion point is placed just before the first character of the cell. Likewise, you can jump to the last cell in a row by pressing Alt+End. This moves the insertion point to the last row, 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 (870) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Jumping to the Ends of Table Rows.
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