Shortcut Keys for LibreOffice Impress

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

You can also use the general shortcut keys in LibreOffice.

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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.

+F3

Exit Group.

Shift+F3

Duplicate

F4

Position and Size

F5

View Slide Show.

+Shift+F5

Navigator

F7

Spelling

+F7

Thesaurus

F8

Edit Points.

+Shift+F8

Fit text to frame.

Styles


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).

+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.

+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.

+ Page Up

Go to the previous slide.

+ 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++G

Group selected objects.

Shift++A

Ungroup selected group.

+ 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+K

Combine selected objects.

+Shift+K

Split selected object. This combination only works on an object that was created by combining two or more objects.

+ Plus key

Bring to Front.

Shift++ Plus key

Bring Forward.

+ Minus key

Send Backward.

Shift++ Minus key

Send to Back.


Shortcut Keys when Editing Text

Shortcut Keys

Effect

+Enter

Soft hyphens; hyphenation set by you.

+Shift+F5

Non-breaking hyphen (is not used for hyphenation)

+Shift+F5

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

Key

Go to beginning of word

+Shift+click

Selecting to the left word by word

Arrow Right

Move cursor to right

Shift+Arrow Right

Move cursor with selection to the right

+Page Up

Go to start of next word

+Shift+click

Selecting to the right word by word

Arrow Up

Move cursor up one line

Shift+Arrow Up

Selecting lines in an upwards direction

+Page Up

Move cursor to beginning of the previous paragraph

+Shift+click

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

+Page Down

Move cursor to end of paragraph. Next keystroke move cursor to end of next paragraph

+Page Down

Select to end of paragraph. Next keystroke extends selection to end of next paragraph

Go to beginning of line

Go and select to the beginning of a line

Go to end of line

Go and select to end of line

+F3

Go to start of text block in slide

+F3

Go and select text to start of text block in slide

+F3

Go to end of text block in slide

+F3

Go and select text to end of document

Key

Delete text to end of word

+Page Up

Delete text to beginning of word

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

+Shift+F5

Delete text to end of sentence

+Shift+F5

Delete text to beginning of sentence


Shortcut Keys for LibreOffice Impress

Shortcut Keys

Effect

Arrow key

Moves the selected object or the page view in the direction of the arrow.

+ Arrow Key

Move around in the page view.

Shift + drag

Constrains the movement of the selected object horizontally or vertically.

+ drag (with Copy when moving option active)

Hold down and drag an object to create a copy of the object.

Key

Hold down to draw or resize objects by dragging from the centre of the object outward.

key+click

Select the object behind the currently selected object.

+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).

+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.


Using Shortcut Keys in LibreOffice Impress

Shortcuts (LibreOffice Accessibility)

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