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Shortcut Keys for OpenOffice.org Impress

The following is a list of shortcut keys for OpenOffice.org Impress.

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Function Keys for OpenOffice.org Impress

Shortcut Keys

Effect

F2

Edit text.

F3

Edit group.

Ctrl+F3

Exit group.

Shift+F3

Duplicate

F4

Position and Size

F5

View Slide Show.

Ctrl+Shift+F5

Navigator

F7

Spellcheck

Ctrl+F7

Thesaurus

F8

Edit Points.

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Fit text to frame.

F11

Styles and Formatting


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).

Alt+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

(starting with Product Update 4) Play previous effect again. If no previous effect exists on this slide, show previous slide.

Alt+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.

Ctrl +Page Up

Go to the previous slide.

Ctrl +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+Ctrl+G

Group selected objects.

Shift+Ctrl+Alt+A

Ungroup selected group.

Ctrl + 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+Ctrl+K

Combine selected objects.

Shift+Ctrl+K

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

Ctrl+ Plus key

Bring to Front.

Shift+Ctrl+Plus key

Bring Forward.

Ctrl+Minus key

Send Backward.

Shift+Ctrl+Minus key

Send to Back.


Shortcut Keys for OpenOffice.org Impress

Shortcut Keys

Effect

Arrow key

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

Ctrl+Arrow Key

Move around in the page view.

Shift + drag

Constrains the movement of the selected object horizontally or vertically.

Ctrl + drag (with Copy when moving option active)

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

Alt Key

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

Alt key+click

Select the object behind the currently selected object.

Alt+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).

Ctrl+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.


Navigating with the Keyboard in Slide Sorter

Shortcut Keys

Effect

Escape

Moves the focus to the first slide.

Arrow key

Moves the focus to the next slide.

Spacebar

Makes the slide with the focus the current slide.


Using Shortcut Keys in OpenOffice.org Impress

Shortcuts (OpenOffice.org Accessibility)

Index

shortcut keys, in presentations

presentations, shortcut keys

This help text for MS Windows , published from the OpenOffice.org Help files Release 2.1 under the Public Documentation License 1.0.