Using Shortcut Keys in LibreOffice Impress

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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.

You can use the keyboard to access LibreOffice Impress commands as well as to navigate through the workspace. LibreOffice Impress uses the same shortcut keys as LibreOffice Draw to create drawing objects.

Selecting placeholders

LibreOffice Impress AutoLayouts use placeholders for slide titles, text, and objects. To select a placeholder, press Ctrl+Enter. To move to the next placeholder, press Ctrl+Enter again.

Note.png If you press Ctrl+Enter after you reach the last placeholder in a slide, a new slide is inserted after the current slide. The new slide uses the same layout as the current slide.

To Create and Edit a Drawing Object

  1. Press F6 to navigate to the Drawing bar.
  2. Press the Right arrow key until you reach the toolbar icon of a drawing tool.
  3. If there is an arrow next to the icon, the drawing tool opens a sub toolbar. Press the Up or Down arrow key to open the sub toolbar, then press the Right or Left key to select an icon.
  4. Press Ctrl+Enter.
    The object is created at the center of the current document.
  5. To return to the document, press Ctrl+F6.
    You can use the arrow keys to position the object where you want. To choose a command from the context menu for the object, press Shift+F10.

To Select an Object

  1. Press Ctrl+F6 to enter the document.
  2. Press Tab until you reach the object you want to select.

During a Slide Show

To start a slide show, press Ctrl+F2 or F5.

Advance to the next slide or to the next animation effect

Spacebar

Advance to the next slide without playing object animation effects

Alt+PageDown

Return to previous slide

Alt+PageUp

Go to a specific slide

Type the page number of the slide, and then press Enter.

Stop slide show

Esc or -.

Slide Sorter

When you first switch to Slide Sorter, press Enter to change the keyboard focus to the workspace. Otherwise, press F6 to navigate to the workspace, and then press Enter.

Selecting and deselecting slides

Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to select, and then press the Spacebar. To add to the selection, use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide(s) that you want to add, and press Spacebar again. To deselect a slide, navigate to the slide, and then press Spacebar.

Copying a slide:

  1. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to copy, and then press Ctrl+C.
  2. Move to the slide where you want to paste the copied slide, and then press Ctrl+V.

Moving a slide:

  1. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to move, and then press Ctrl+X.
  2. Navigate to the slide where you want to move the slide, and then press Ctrl+V.
  3. Select Before or After the current slide, and then click OK.

Related Topics

Shortcuts (LibreOffice Accessibility)

Shortcut Keys for LibreOffice Impress

Shortcut Keys for Drawings

General Shortcut Keys in LibreOffice