What are Quip's keyboard shortcuts?

Quip has a number of simple keyboard shortcuts to help you work quickly, without having to use your mouse. You can access a comprehensive list of shortcuts from anywhere in Quip with the following commands. Great news: these are really the only shortcuts you need to remember!

On a Mac: cmd + /

On a PC: ctrl + /

You may also be interested in checking out our Markdown shortcuts, which can be found here: bit.ly/1yQSM0d

All devices

  • Backtick (`) key (top left corner, under the ~): Toggle styles between different types of headings and lists
  • Tab: Indent a list item
  • Shift-Tab: De-indent (move inward) a list item
  • Shift-Enter: Add a single space between lines
  • Escape: Stop editing

Mac & iOS with bluetooth keyboard

Anywhere:

  • Command-/ (slash): List all keyboard shortcuts
  • Command-Option-Shift-N: Create a new ...
  • Command-Option-N: Create a new document
  • Command-Option-M: Create a new message
  • Command-Shift-D: Go to the desktop
  • Command-Option-O: Search for a document, folder, or conversation
  • Command-Option-left/right arrow: Move between tabs in the desktop app

Style shortcuts:

  • Command-B: Bold the selected text
  • Command-I: Italicize the selected text
  • Command-U: Underline the selected text
  • Command-Shift-X: Strikethrough the selected text
  • Command-Shift-K: Monospace (code style) the selected text
  • Command-Option-0: Paragraph (normal text style)
  • Command-Option-1: Large heading style
  • Command-Option-2: Medium heading style
  • Command-Option-3: Small heading style
  • Command-Shift-L: Bulleted list style
  • Command-Option-K: Code block style

Editing shortcuts (while typing):

  • Command-Option-Up: Move a list item up one line
  • Command-Option-Down: Move a list item down one line
  • Command-Enter: Check a list item
  • Command-Z: Undo
  • Command-Shift-Z: Redo
  • Command-X: Cut
  • Command-C: Copy
  • Command-V: Paste
  • Command-P: Print document
  • Command-K: Insert link
  • Control-N: Next line
  • Control-P: Previous line
  • Command-Option-C: Hide/show conversation
  • Command-Shift-C: Add a comment
  • Command-Option-S: Finish edit session
  • Command-Shift-A: create an anchor link

Spreadsheets:

  • Command-Up/Down/Left/Right: Move to the edge of data or to the next non-empty cell
  • Command-Shift-Up/Down/Left/Right: Expand selection to the edge of data or to the next non-empty cell
  • Shift-Space: Select row
  • Control-Space: Select column
  • Command-Return: Fill selection with entered text
  • Command-D: Fill down in selection
  • Commandl-R: Fill right in selection
  • Command-Backspace: Scroll focused cell into view
  • Control-I: Insert above or in front of selected rows or columns
  • Control-- (dash): Remove selected rows or columns
  • Command-; (semi-colon): Insert current time
  • Command-: (colon): Insert today's date
  • Option-Return: Hard return within a cell

Windows

Anywhere:

  • Ctrl-/ (slash): List all keyboard shortcuts
  • Ctrl-Alt-Shift-N: Create a new...
  • Ctrl-Alt-N: Create a new document
  • Ctrl-Alt-M: Create a new message
  • Ctrl-Shift-D: Go to the desktop
  • Ctrl-Alt-O: Search for a document, folder, or conversation

Style shortcuts

  • Ctrl-B: Bold the selected text
  • Ctrl-I: Italicize the selected text
  • Ctrl-U: Underline the selected text
  • Ctrl-Shift-X: Strikethrough the selected text
  • Ctrl-Shift-K: Monospace (code style) the selected text
  • Ctrl-Alt-0: Paragraph (normal text style)
  • Ctrl-Alt-1: Large heading style
  • Ctrl-Alt-2: Medium heading style
  • Ctrl-Alt-3: Small heading style
  • Ctrl-Shift-L: Bulleted list style
  • Ctrl-Alt-K: Code block style

Editing shortcuts (while typing):

  • Ctrl-Alt-Up: Move a list item up one line
  • Ctrl-Alt-Down: Move a list item down one line
  • Ctrl-Enter: Check a list item
  • Ctrl-Z: Undo
  • Ctrl-Shift-Z: Redo
  • Ctrl-X: Cut
  • Ctrl-C: Copy
  • Ctrl-V: Paste
  • Ctrl-P: Print document
  • Ctrl-K: Insert link
  • Alt-N: Next line
  • Alt-P: Previous line
  • Ctrl-Alt-C: Hide/show conversation
  • Ctrl-Shift-C: Add a comment
  • Ctrl-Alt-S: Finish edit session

Spreadsheets:

  • Ctrl-Up/Down/Left/Right: Move to the edge of data or to the next non-empty cell
  • Ctrl-Shift-Up/Down/Left/Right: Expand selection to the edge of data or to the next non-empty cell
  • Shift-Space: Select row
  • Ctrl-Space: Select column
  • Ctrl-Return: Fill selection with entered text
  • Ctrl-D: Fill down in selection
  • Ctrl-R: Fill right in selection
  • Ctrl-Backspace: Scroll focused cell into view
  • Ctrl-I: Insert above or in front of selected rows or columns
  • Ctrl-- (dash): Remove selected rows or columns
  • Ctrl-; (semi-colon): Insert current time
  • Ctrl-: (colon): Insert today's date
  • Alt-Return: Hard return within a cell
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