Keyboard Shortcuts

As of iA Writer for Android 1.1, you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate and edit your document. These can be roughly divided into three categories:

4.8.1. Caret Positioning

Key Combo Function
Previous character
Next character
Previous line
Next line
Fn+← Go to start of line
Fn+→ Go to end of line
Ctrl+← Go to previous word
Ctrl+→ Go to next word
Ctrl+↑ Go to previous paragraph
Ctrl+↓ Go to next paragraph

Note: All commands above can function in combination with Shift to select text between the caret’s origin and the target positions.

4.8.2. Text Manipulation

Key Combo Function
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+A Select all
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Shift+Z Redo
Ctrl+B Bold
Ctrl+I Italic
Ctrl+- Strikethrough
Ctrl+[1-6] H1 through H6
Tab Insert four spaces
Shift+Enter Add two spaces and a newline (<br>)
Ctrl+Backspace Delete word to the left of cursor

4.8.3. User Interface Control

Key Combo Function
Esc Show Menu