# Shortcuts (LibreOffice Math Accessibility)

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You can control LibreOffice Math without a mouse.

## Contents

## Inserting a Formula Directly

If you want to insert a formula into a text document, and you already know the correct writing, you can proceed as follows:

- Write the formula into your text
- Select the formula
- Choose the command
**Insert - Object - Formula**.

## Inserting a Formula using a Window

- If you want to use the LibreOffice Math interface to edit a formula, choose the command
**Insert - Object - Formula**without any text selected.

- The cursor waits in the Commands window and you can type the formula.
- You can compose formulas using the Elements window. Open it with the menu
**View - Elements**if it is not already open. - If the Elements window is open, use F6 to switch from the Commands window to the Elements window and back.

## Elements window

### Left or right arrow

Move left or right to the next category or function.

### Enter key

Selects a category (within the category section) or inserts a function in the **Commands** window (within the function section).

### Tab

Jump from the first category item to the first function of the category.

### Shift+Tab

Jump from the last category item to the last function of the category.

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