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PlayBook Documents to Go 2.0 Change Log & Bluetooth Keyboard Shortcuts

Documents to Go PlayBook

When I asked RIM what they added in Documents to Go v2.0 that shipped with PlayBook OS 2.0 I did not get a straight answer. Thankfully Ty from RIM’s HelpBlog was more persistent and managed to get a high level change log for the new version. Some of the updates I already noticed but others like the new formula wizard in Sheet to Go were fun to learn. One of the main updates was obvious where they combined the Word to Go, Sheet to Go, and Slideshow to Go icons into a single icon on your PlayBook homescreen.

Other than that they have added:

  • Improved viewing of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 charts
  • View & update embedded charts and chart sheets within Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 files
  • New Formula Wizard with over 110 supported functions
  • Copy, paste and resize cells, rows and columns
  • Insert & edit bulleted & numbered lists in Word documents
  • Support for Bluetooth® keyboards & shortcuts
  • Open password-protected Microsoft Office 2010 files
  • Find & Replace
  • BlackBerry Balance technology to separate secure work documents

Ty also pointed out that RIM has documented the keyboard shortcuts you can use with a Bluetooth keyboard below. You can find them by opening the Help app on your PlayBook and selecting Documents to Go and then Shortcuts.


  • Undo an action: Press CTRL+X
  • Repeat an action: Press CTRL+Y
  • Extend a selection by one cell: Press and hold SHIFT followed by using the arrow keys to select a cell
  • Clear the content of selected cells: Press DELETE
  • Start a presentation from the first slide: Press F5
  • End a presentation: Press ESC

Typing Shortcuts

  • Bold text: Press CTRL+B
  • Italicize text: Press CTRL+I
  • Underline text: Press CTRL+U
  • Cut: Press CTRL+X
  • Copy: Press CTRL+C
  • Paste: Press CTRL+V
  • Select text: Press and hold SHIFT followed by using the arrow keys to select text
  • Select an entire document: Press CTRL+

Navigating Shortcuts

  • Go to the top of a document or spreadsheet: Press CTRL+HOME
  • Go to the bottom of a document: Press CTRL+END
  • Move one word to the left: Press CTRL+LEFT ARROW
  • Move one word to the right: Press CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
  • Move up one paragraph: Press CTRL+UP ARROW
  • Move down one paragraph: Press CTRL+DOWN ARROW
  • Go to the beginning of a row in a spreadsheet: Press HOME
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  1. Awesome, I tried with my bluetooth keyboard to see if the shortcuts worked and didn’t think too much of it since.

    TI is showing up display mirroring over WiFi with OMAP5/WiLink 8 at MWC. Wireless display and wireless keyboard would be awesome for anyone that traveled a lot and would appreciate easily setting up to work in random conferences rooms.

  2. I deleted my docs to go on accident. How can I get back?

  3. I think the “Undo an action: Press CTRL+X” should read: “Undo an action: Press CTRL+Z”

    Thanks for the information.


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