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




Edit text.


Enter Group.


Exit Group.




Položaj i veličina


View Slide Show.






Rječnik sinonima


Edit Points.


Fit text to frame.


Shortcut Keys in Slide Shows



Esc or -

End presentation.

Left click or Spacebar or Right arrow or Down arrow or Page Down or Enter or Return

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.

Right click or Left arrow or Up arrow or Page Up or Backspace

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.


Jump to first slide in the slide show.


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.


Use mouse pointer as pen


Erase all ink on slide


Turn off pointer as pen mode

Shortcut Keys in the Normal View



Plus(+) Key

Zoom in.

Minus(-) Key

Zoom out.

Times(Ɨ) Key (number pad)

Fit page in window.

Divide(Ć·) Key (number pad)

Zoom in on current selection.


Group selected objects.


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.


Combine selected objects.


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




Soft hyphens; hyphenation set by you.

+Shift+minus sign (-)

Non-breaking hyphen (is not used for hyphenation)


Non-breaking spaces. Non-breaking spaces are not used for hyphenation and are not expanded if the text is justified.


Line break without paragraph change

Arrow Left

Move cursor to left

Shift+Arrow Left

Move cursor with selection to the left

+Arrow Left

Go to beginning of word

+Shift+Arrow Left

Selecting to the left word by word

Arrow Right

Move cursor to right

Shift+Arrow Right

Move cursor with selection to the right

+Arrow Right

Go to start of next word

+Shift+Arrow Right

Selecting to the right word by word

Arrow Up

Move cursor up one line

Shift+Arrow Up

Selecting lines in an upwards direction

+Arrow Up

Move cursor to beginning of the previous paragraph

Arrow Down

Move cursor down one line

Shift+Arrow Down

Selecting lines in a downward direction

+Arrow Down

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

Idi na početak reda

Go and select to the beginning of a line

Idi na kraj reda

Go and select to end of line

Go to start of text block in slide

Go to end of text block in slide

Delete text to end of word


Delete text to beginning of word

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


Delete text to end of sentence


Delete text to beginning of sentence

Shortcut Keys in LibreOffice Impress



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.


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


Select the object behind the currently selected object.


Select the object in front of the currently selected object.


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.


Select objects in the reverse order in which they were created.


Exit current mode.


Activate a placeholder object in a new presentation (only if the frame is selected).


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.


Switch to the previous slide. No function on the first slide.


Switch to the next slide. No function on the last slide.

Navigating with the Keyboard in Slide Sorter and Slide Pane




Set the focus to the first/last slide.

Left/Right arrow keys or Page Up/Down

Set the focus to the next/previous slide.


Move selected slides down one position in Slide Sorter list. If you select multiple slides, they are moved together with the last selected slide in the list.


Move selected slides up one position. If you select multiple slides, they are moved together with the first selected slide in the list.


Move selected slides to end of Slide Sorter list.


Move selected slides to start of Slide Sorter list.


Change to Normal Mode with the active slide when in Slide Sorter. Add a new slide when in Slide Pane.

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