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                    Shortcut Keys for LibreOffice Writer

                    You can use shortcut keys to quickly perform common tasks in LibreOffice. This section lists the default shortcut keys for LibreOffice Writer.

                    Note Icon 
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.

                    You can also use the general shortcut keys in LibreOffice.

                    Function Keys for LibreOffice Writer

                    Shortcut keys

                    Effect

                    F2

                    Formula Bar

                    +F2

                    Insert Fields

                    F3

                    Complete AutoText

                    +F3

                    Edit AutoText

                    F4

                    Open Data Source View

                    Shift+F4

                    Select next frame

                    F5

                    Navigator on/off

                    +Shift+F5

                    Navigator on, go to page number

                    F7

                    Spellcheck

                    +F7

                    Thesaurus

                    F8

                    Extension mode

                    +F8

                    Field shadings on / off

                    Shift+F8

                    Additional selection mode

                    Ctrl+Shift+F8

                    Block selection mode

                    F9

                    Update fields

                    +F9

                    Show fields

                    Shift+F9

                    Calculate Table

                    +Shift+F9

                    Update Input Fields and Input Lists

                    +F10

                    Nonprinting Characters on/off

                    Styles and Formatting window on/off

                    Shift+F11

                    Create Style

                    +F11

                    Sets focus to Apply Style box

                    +Shift+F11

                    Update Style

                    F12

                    Numbering on

                    +F12

                    Insert or edit Table

                    Shift+F12

                    Bullets on

                    +Shift+F12

                    Numbering / Bullets off


                    Shortcut Keys for LibreOffice Writer

                    Shortcut keys

                    Effect

                    +A

                    Select All

                    +J

                    Justify

                    +D

                    Double Underline

                    +E

                    Centered

                    +H

                    Find and Replace

                    +Shift+P

                    Superscript

                    +L

                    Align Left

                    +R

                    Align Right

                    +Shift+B

                    Subscript

                    Redo last action

                    +0 (zero)

                    Apply Text Body paragraph style

                    +1

                    Apply Heading 1 paragraph style

                    +2

                    Apply Heading 2 paragraph style

                    +3

                    Apply Heading 3 paragraph style

                    +4

                    Apply Heading 4 paragraph style

                    +5

                    Apply Heading 5 paragraph style

                    + Plus Key(+)

                    Calculates the selected text and copies the result to the clipboard.

                    +Hyphen(-)

                    Soft hyphens; hyphenation set by you.

                    +Shift+minus sign (-)

                    Non-breaking hyphen (is not used for hyphenation)

                    +multiplication sign * (only on number pad)

                    Run macro field

                    +Shift+Space

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

                    Shift+Enter

                    Line break without paragraph change

                    +Enter

                    Manual page break

                    +Shift+Enter

                    Column break in multicolumnar texts

                    +Enter

                    Inserting a new paragraph without numbering inside a list. Does not work when the cursor is at the end of the list.

                    +Enter

                    Inserting a new paragraph directly before or after a section, or before a table.

                    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

                    Ctrl+Arrow Up

                    Move cursor to beginning of the previous paragraph

                    +Shift+Arrow Up

                    Select to beginning of paragraph. Next keystroke extends selection to beginning of previous paragraph

                    Arrow Down

                    Move cursor down one line

                    Shift+Arrow Down

                    Selecting lines in a downward direction

                    +Arrow Down

                    Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph.

                    +Shift+Arrow Down

                    Select to end of paragraph. Next keystroke extends selection to end of next paragraph

                    Go to beginning of line

                    +Shift

                    Go and select to the beginning of a line

                    Go to end of line

                    +Shift

                    Go and select to end of line

                    Go to start of document

                    +Shift

                    Go and select text to start of document

                    Go to end of document

                    +Shift

                    Go and select text to end of document

                    +PageUp

                    Switch cursor between text and header

                    +PageDown

                    Switch cursor between text and footer

                    Insert

                    Insert mode on/off

                    PageUp

                    Screen page up

                    Shift+PageUp

                    Move up screen page with selection

                    PageDown

                    Move down screen page

                    Shift+PageDown

                    Move down screen page with selection

                    Delete text to end of word

                    +Backspace

                    Delete text to beginning of word

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

                    +Shift

                    Delete text to end of sentence

                    +Shift+Backspace

                    Delete text to beginning of sentence

                    +Tab

                    Next suggestion with Automatic Word Completion

                    +Shift+Tab

                    Use previous suggestion with Automatic Word Completion

                    +Shift+V

                    Paste the contents of the clipboard as unformatted text.

                    + double-click or + Shift + F10

                    Use this combination to quickly dock or undock the Navigator, Styles and Formatting window, or other windows


                    Shortcut Keys for Paragraphs and Heading Levels

                    Shortcut keys

                    Effect

                    +Up Arrow

                    Move the active paragraph or selected paragraphs up one paragraph.

                    +Down Arrow

                    Move the active paragraph or selected paragraphs down one paragraph.

                    Tab

                    The heading in format "Heading X" (X = 1-9) is moved down one level in the outline.

                    Shift+Tab

                    The heading in format "Heading X" (X = 2-10) is moved up one level in the outline.

                    +Tab

                    At the start of a heading: Inserts a tab stop. Depending on the Window Manager in use, +Tab may be used instead.

                    To change the heading level with the keyboard, first position the cursor in front of the heading.


                    Shortcut Keys for Tables in LibreOffice Writer

                    Shortcut Keys

                    Effect

                    +A

                    If the active cell is empty: selects the whole table. Otherwise: selects the contents of the active cell. Pressing again selects the entire table.

                    +Home

                    If the active cell is empty: goes to the beginning of the table. Otherwise: first press goes to beginning of the active cell, second press goes to beginning of the current table, third press goes to beginning of document.

                    +End

                    If the active cell is empty: goes to the end of the table. Otherwise: first press goes to the end of the active cell, second press goes to the end of the current table, third press goes to the end of the document.

                    +Tab

                    Inserts a tab stop (only in tables). Depending on the Window Manager in use, +Tab may be used instead.

                    +Arrow Keys

                    Increases/decreases the size of the column/row on the right/bottom cell edge

                    +Shift+Arrow Keys

                    Increase/decrease the size of the column/row on the left/top cell edge

                    +Arrow Keys

                    Like , but only the active cell is modified

                    +Shift+Arrow Keys

                    Like , but only the active cell is modified

                    +Insert

                    3 seconds in Insert mode, Arrow Key inserts row/column, +Arrow Key inserts cell

                    +Del

                    3 seconds in Delete mode, Arrow key deletes row/column, +Arrow key merges cell with neighboring cell

                    +Shift+T

                    Removes cell protection from all selected tables. If no table is selected, then cell protection is removed from all of the tables in the document.

                    Shift++Del

                    If no whole cell is selected, the text from the cursor to the end of the current sentence is deleted. If the cursor is at the end of a cell, and no whole cell is selected, the contents of the next cell are deleted.

                    If no whole cell is selected and the cursor is at the end of the table, the paragraph following the table will be deleted, unless it is the last paragraph in the document.

                    If one or more cells are selected, the whole rows containing the selection will be deleted. If all rows are selected completely or partially, the entire table will be deleted.


                    Shortcut Keys for Moving and Resizing Frames, Graphics and Objects

                    Shortcut Keys

                    Effect

                    Esc

                    Cursor is inside a text frame and no text is selected: Escape selects the text frame.

                    Text frame is selected: Escape clears the cursor from the text frame.

                    F2 or Enter or any key that produces a character on screen

                    If a text frame is selected: positions the cursor to the end of the text in the text frame. If you press any key that produces a character on screen, and the document is in edit mode, the character is appended to the text.

                    +Arrow Keys

                    Move object.

                    +Arrow Keys

                    Resizes by moving lower right corner.

                    +Shift+Arrow Keys

                    Resizes by moving top left corner.

                    +Tab

                    Selects the anchor of an object (in Edit Points mode).