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Keyboard Shortcuts

Text formatting

The following table lists the default keyboard shortcuts in document editor for formatting text:

Key combination Description
Ctrl + B Toggles the bold property of selected text.
Ctrl + I Toggles the italic property of selected text.
Ctrl + U Toggles the underline property of selected text.
Ctrl + + Toggles the subscript formatting of selected text.
Ctrl + Shift + + Toggles the superscript formatting of selected contents.
Ctrl + } Increases the actual font size of selected text by one point.
Ctrl + { Decreases the actual font size of selected text by one point.

Paragraph formatting

The following table lists the default keyboard shortcuts for formatting the paragraph:

Key combination Description
Ctrl + E Selected paragraphs are center aligned.
Ctrl + J Selected paragraphs are justified.
Ctrl + L Selected paragraphs are left aligned.
Ctrl + R Selected paragraphs are right aligned.
Ctrl + 1 Single line spacing is applied for selected paragraphs.
Ctrl + 5 1.5 line spacing is applied for selected paragraphs.
Ctrl + 2 Double spacing is applied for selected paragraphs.
Ctrl + 0 No spacing is applied before the selected paragraphs.
Ctrl + M Increases the left indent of selected paragraphs by a factor of 36 points.
Ctrl + Shift + M Decreases the left indent of selected paragraphs by a factor of 36 points.

Clipboard

Key Combination Description
Ctrl + C Copies selected contents to the clipboard.
Ctrl + V Pastes plain text content from the clipboard.
Ctrl + X Moves selected content to the clipboard.

Keyboard shortcut to navigate around the document

Key Combination Description
Left arrow Moves the cursor position one character to the left.
Right arrow Moves the cursor position one character to the right.
Down arrow Moves the cursor position down one line.
Up arrow Moves the cursor position up one line.
Ctrl + Left arrow Moves the cursor position one word to the left.
Ctrl + Right arrow Moves the cursor position one word to the right.
Ctrl + Up arrow Moves the cursor position one paragraph up.
Ctrl + Down arrow Moves the cursor position one paragraph down.
Tab (in table) Moves the cursor position one cell to the right.
Shift + Tab (in table) Moves the cursor position one cell to the left.
Home Moves the cursor position to the start of a line.
End Moves the cursor position to the end of a line.
Page up Moves the cursor position one screen up.
Page down Moves the cursor position one screen down.
Ctrl + Home Moves the cursor position to the start of a document.
Ctrl + End Moves the cursor position to the end of a document.

Keyboard shortcut to extend selection

Key Combination Description
Shift + Left arrow Extends selection one character to the left.
Shift + Right arrow Extends selection one character to the right.
Shift + Down arrow Extends selection one line downward.
Shift + Up arrow Extends selection one line upward.
Shift + Home Extends selection to the start of a line.
Shift + End Extends Selection to the end of a line.
Ctrl + A Extends selection to the entire document.
Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow Extends selection one word to the left.
Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow Extends selection one word to the right.
Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow Extends selection to the end of a paragraph.
Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow Extends selection to the start of a paragraph.
Ctrl + Shift + Home Extends selection to the start of a document.
Ctrl + Shift + End Extends selection to the end of a document.

Find and Replace

Key Combination Description
Ctrl + F Opens options pane.
Ctrl + H Opens replace tab in options pane.

Create, Save and Print document

Key Combination Description
Ctrl + N Opens empty document.
Ctrl + S Saves the document in SFDT format.
Ctrl + P Prints the document.

Edit Operation

Key Combination Description
Backspace Deletes one character to the left.
Delete Deletes one character to the right.
Ctrl + Z Undo last performed action.
Ctrl + Y Redo last undo action.

Insert special characters

Key Combination Description
Ctrl + Enter Inserts page break.
Shift + Enter Inserts line break.

Dialog

Key Combination Description
Ctrl + F Opens options pane.
Ctrl + D Opens font dialog.
Ctrl + K Opens hyperlink dialog.

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