by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 23, 2020)
Kathy uses Print Preview all the time. There are small controls in Print Preview that allow you to control what page is displayed. Kathy wonders if there is a way to go forward or backward through the pages using the keyboard, rather than using the mouse.
Yes, there is a way. In fact, there are lots of ways. The trick, though, is to make sure that the Print Preview image is selected. (After you first press Ctrl+P, it is the Print button that is selected, not the image.) The easiest way to do this—after, of course, pressing Ctrl+P—is to press Alt+P, V. If you prefer, you could also press the Tab key repeated times (13 times on my system) until the image is selected. You can tell when the image is selected because it will have thin dashed line around it.
At this point you can use either Page Up, Left Arrow, or Up Arrow to move backward a page. Conversely, you can use Page Down, Right Arrow, or Down Arrow to move forward a page. You can also use Home to go to the first page and End to go to the last page.
Another way to move forward and backward through the pages is to press Ctrl+P to display Print Preview and then press Alt+P to activate the Print Preview shortcut keys. At this point you can repeatedly press F to move forward and B to move backward.
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