Updated: 08/16/2021 by Computer Hope

Short for top-of-file, TOF is the starting point of a file. In some programs and hard copies, a TOF is commonly represented by a single character or symbol to help verify that no data is being missed.


With many PC programs, you can get to the top of a file by pressing the shortcut key Ctrl+Home.

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