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Shortcut Keys for Drawing Objects

You can create and edit drawing objects using the keyboard.

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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 \<emph\>Tools - Customize - Keyboard\</emph\>, or in your desktop system.

To Create and Edit a Drawing Object

  1. Press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>F6\</item\> to navigate to the \<emph\>Drawing\</emph\> bar.

  2. Press the \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Right\</item\> 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 \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Up\</item\> or \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Down\</item\> arrow key to open the sub toolbar, then press the \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Right\</item\> or \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Left\</item\> key to select an icon.

  4. Press +Enter.

    The object is created at the center of the current document.

  5. To return to the document, press +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 \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Shift+F10\</item\>.

To Select an Object

  1. Press +F6 to enter the document.

  2. Press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Tab\</item\> until you reach the object you want to select.

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