\<bookmark_value\>accessibility; LibreOffice Impress\</bookmark_value\>

Using Shortcut Keys in LibreOffice Impress

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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.


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 \<emph\>AutoLayouts\</emph\> use placeholders for slide titles, text, and objects. To select a placeholder, press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Ctrl+Enter\</item\>. To move to the next placeholder, press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Ctrl+Enter\</item\> again.

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If you press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Ctrl+Enter\</item\> 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 \<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.

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

\<item type=\"keycode\"\>Spacebar\</item\>

Advance to the next slide without playing object animation effects

+PageDown

Return to previous slide

+PageUp

Go to a specific slide

Type the page number of the slide, and then press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Enter\</item\>.

Stop slide show

Esc or -.

Slide Sorter

When you first switch to Slide Sorter, press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Enter\</item\> to change the keyboard focus to the workspace. Otherwise, press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>F6\</item\> to navigate to the workspace, and then press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Enter\</item\>.

Selecting and deselecting slides

Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to select, and then press the \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Spacebar\</item\>. To add to the selection, use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide(s) that you want to add, and press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Spacebar\</item\> again. To deselect a slide, navigate to the slide, and then press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Spacebar\</item\>.

Copying a slide:

  1. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to copy, and then press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Ctrl+C\</item\>.

  2. Move to the slide where you want to paste the copied slide, and then press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Ctrl+V\</item\>.

Moving a slide:

  1. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to move, and then press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Ctrl+X\</item\>.

  2. Navigate to the slide where you want to move the slide, and then press \<item type=\"keycode\"\>Ctrl+V\</item\>.

  3. Select \<emph\>Before \</emph\>or \<emph\>After\</emph\> the current slide, and then click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

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