Shortcut Keys for LibreOffice Impress

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The following is a list of shortcut keys for LibreOffice Impress.

You can also use the general shortcut keys in 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 LibreOffice Impress

Shortcut Keys Effect
F2 Edit text.
F3 Enter Group.
Ctrl+F3 Exit Group.
Shift+F3 Duplicate
F4 Position and Size
F5 View Slide Show.
Ctrl+Shift+F5 Navigator
F7 Spellcheck
Ctrl+F7 Thesaurus
F8 Edit Points.
Ctrl+Shift+F8 Fit text to frame.
F11 Styles and Formatting

Shortcut Keys in Slide Shows

Shortcut Keys Effect
Esc End presentation.
Spacebar or Right arrow or Down arrow or Page Down or Enter or Return or N Play next effect (if any, else go to next slide).
Alt+Page Down Go to next slide without playing effects.
[number] + Enter Type a number of a slide and press Enter to go to the slide.
Left arrow or Up arrow or Page Up or Backspace or P Play previous effect again. If no previous effect exists on this slide, show previous slide.
Alt+Page Up Go to the previous slide without playing effects.
Home Jump to first slide in the slide show.
End Jump to the last slide in the slide show.
Ctrl+ Page Up Go to the previous slide.
Ctrl+ Page Down Go to the next slide.
B or . Show black screen until next key or mouse wheel event.
W or , Show white screen until next key or mouse wheel event.

Shortcut Keys in the Normal View

Shortcut Keys Effect
Plus(+) Key Zoom in.
Minus(-) Key Zoom out.
Times(×) Key (number pad) Fit page in window.
Divide(÷) Key (number pad) Zoom in on current selection.
Shift+Ctrl+G Group selected objects.
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+A Ungroup selected group.
Ctrl+ click Enter a group, so that you can edit the individual objects of the group. Click outside the group to return to the normal view.
Shift+Ctrl+ K Combine selected objects.
Shift+Ctrl+ K Split selected object. This combination only works on an object that was created by combining two or more objects.
Ctrl+ Plus key Bring to Front.
Shift+Ctrl+ Plus key Bring Forward.
Ctrl+ Minus key Send Backward.
Shift+Ctrl+ Minus key Send to Back.

Shortcut Keys when Editing Text

Shortcut Keys Effect
Ctrl+Hyphen(-) Soft hyphens; hyphenation set by you.
Ctrl+Shift+minus sign (-) Non-breaking hyphen (is not used for hyphenation)
Ctrl+Shift+Space Non-breaking spaces. Non-breaking spaces are not used for hyphenation and are not expanded if the text is justified.
Shift+Enter Line break without paragraph change
Arrow Left Move cursor to left
Shift+Arrow Left Move cursor with selection to the left
Ctrl+Arrow Left Go to beginning of word
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left Selecting to the left word by word
Arrow Right Move cursor to right
Shift+Arrow Right Move cursor with selection to the right
Ctrl+Arrow Right Go to start of next word
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right Selecting to the right word by word
Arrow Up Move cursor up one line
Shift+Arrow Up Selecting lines in an upwards direction
Ctrl+Arrow Up Move cursor to beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Up Select to beginning of paragraph. Next keystroke extends selection to beginning of previous paragraph
Arrow Down Move cursor down one line
Shift+Arrow Down Selecting lines in a downward direction
Ctrl+Arrow Down Move cursor to end of paragraph. Next keystroke move cursor to end of next paragraph
CtrlShift+Arrow Down Select to end of paragraph. Next keystroke extends selection to end of next paragraph
Home Go to beginning of line
Shift+Home Go and select to the beginning of a line
End Go to end of line
Shift+End Go and select to end of line
Ctrl+Home Go to start of text block in slide
Ctrl+Shift+Home Go and select text to start of text block in slide
Ctrl+End Go to end of text block in slide
Ctrl+Shift+End Go and select text to end of document
Ctrl+Del Delete text to end of word
Ctrl+Backspace Delete text to beginning of word

In a list: delete an empty paragraph in front of the current paragraph

Ctrl+Shift+Del Delete text to end of sentence
Ctrl+Shift+Backspace Delete text to beginning of sentence

Shortcut Keys in LibreOffice Impress

Shortcut Keys Effect
Arrow key Moves the selected object or the page view in the direction of the arrow.
Ctrl+ Arrow Key Move around in the page view.
Shift + drag Constrains the movement of the selected object horizontally or vertically.
Ctrl+ drag (with Copy when moving option active) Hold down Ctrl and drag an object to create a copy of the object.
Alt Key Hold down Alt to draw or resize objects by dragging from the center of the object outward.
Alt key+click Select the object behind the currently selected object.
Alt+Shift+click Select the object in front of the currently selected object.
Shift+click Select adjacent items or a text passage. Click at the start of a selection, move to the end of the selection, and then hold down Shift while you click.
Shift+drag (when resizing) Hold down Shift while dragging to resize an object to maintain the proportions of the object.
Tab key Select objects in the order in which they were created.
Shift+Tab Select objects in the reverse order in which they were created.
Escape Exit current mode.
Enter Activate a placeholder object in a new presentation (only if the frame is selected).
Ctrl+Enter Moves to the next text object on the slide.

If there are no text objects on the slide, or if you reached the last text object, a new slide is inserted after the current slide. The new slide uses the same layout as the current slide.

PageUp Switch to the previous slide. No function on the first slide.
PageDown Switch to the next slide. No function on the last slide.

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.

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