Shortcut Keys for Drawings

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The following is a list of shortcut keys specific to Drawing documents.

You can also use the general shortcut keys for LibreOffice.

Note.png Some of the shortcut keys may be assigned to your desktop system. Keys that are assigned to the desktop system are not available to LibreOffice. Try to assign different keys either for LibreOffice, in Tools - Customize - Keyboard, or in your desktop system.

Function Keys for Drawings

Shortcut Keys Effect
F2 Add or edit text.
F3 Opens group to edit individual objects.
Ctrl+F3 Close group editor.
Shift+F3 Opens the Duplicate dialog.
F4 Opens the Position and Size dialog.
F5 Opens the Navigator.
F7 Checks spelling.
Ctrl+F7 Opens the Thesaurus.
F8 Edit points on/off.
Ctrl+Shift+F8 Fits to frame.
F11 Opens Styles and Formatting window.

Shortcut Keys for Drawings

Shortcut Keys Effect
Plus(+) Key Zooms in.
Minus(-) Key Zooms out.
Multiple(×) Key (number pad) Zooms to fit entire page in screen.
Divide (÷) Key (number pad) Zooms in on the current selection.
Ctrl+Shift+G Groups selected objects.
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+A Ungroups selected group.
Ctrl+Shift+K Combines selected objects.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K Uncombines selected objects.
Ctrl+Shift+ + Bring to front.
Ctrl+ + Bring forward.
Ctrl+ - Send backward.
Ctrl+Shift+ - Send to back.

Shortcut Keys Specific to Drawings

Shortcut Keys Effect
Page Up Switch to previous page
Page Down Switch to next page
Ctrl+Page Up Switch to previous layer
Ctrl+Page Down Switch to next layer
Arrow Key Moves the selected object in the direction of the arrow key.
Ctrl+Arrow Key Moves the page view in the direction of the arrow key.
Ctrl-click while dragging an object. Note: this shortcut key works only when the Copy when moving option in Tools - Options - LibreOffice Draw - General is enabled (it is enabled by default). Creates a copy of the dragged object when mouse button is released.
Ctrl+Enter with keyboard focus (F6) on a drawing object icon on Tools bar Inserts a drawing object of default size into the center of the current view.
Shift+F10 Opens the context menu for the selected object.
F2 Enters text mode.
Enter Enters text mode if a text object is selected.
Ctrl+Enter Enters text mode if a text object is selected. If there are no text objects or if you have cycled through all of the text objects on the page, a new page is inserted.
Alt Press the Alt key and drag with the mouse to draw or resize an object from the center of the object outward.
Alt+ click on an object Selects the object behind the currently selected object.
Alt+Shift+click an object Selects the object in front of the currently selected object.
Shift key while selecting an object Adds or removes object to or from the selection.
Shift+ drag while moving an object The movement of the selected object is constrained by multiples of 45 degrees.
Shift+drag while creating or resizing an object Constrains the size to keep the object's aspect ratio.
Tab Cycles through the objects on the page in the order in which they were created.
Shift+Tab Cycles through the objects on the page in the reverse-order in which they were created.
Esc Exits current mode.

Navigating with the Keyboard in Slide Sorter

Shortcut Keys Effect
Home/End Set the focus to the first/last slide.
Left/Right arrow keys or Page Up/Down Set the focus to the next/previous slide.
Enter Change to Normal Mode with the active slide.

Related Topics

Shortcut Keys for Drawing Objects

Shortcuts (LibreOffice Accessibility)