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<h2>Keyboard Shortcut Settings</h2>
<p>See also: <a href="mouse.html">Mouse Usage Hints</a><strong> Note:</strong> Keyboard Short Cuts are completely customizable and can be exported for use on other machines under the Keyboard <a href="settings1.html">Preferences</a>.</p>

<h3> Default Keyboard Shortcuts for Scribus 1.5+ </h3>

<h3> Function Keys </h3>
<table >
<tr><td> <b>Function</b> </td><td> <b>Shortcut</b></td></tr>

<tr><td> Show Help Manual </td><td> F1</td></tr>
<tr><td> Show Properties Palette</td><td> F2</td></tr>
<tr><td> Edit Styles</td><td>F3</td></tr>
<tr><td> Show Layers Palette </td><td> F6</td></tr>
<tr><td> Toggle All Guides </td><td> F11</td></tr>
<tr><td> Toggle All Palettes </td><td> F12</td></tr>
 </table>
<h3>Listed in Logical Groups (as in Preferences)</h3>

<table >
<tr><td> <b>Function</b> </td><td> <b>Shortcut</b></td></tr>
<tr><td> <b><i>File</i></b> </td></tr>
<tr><td> New </td><td> Ctrl+N</td></tr>
<tr><td> New from Template </td><td> Ctrl+Alt+N</td></tr>
<tr><td> Open </td><td> Ctrl+O</td></tr>
<tr><td> Close </td><td> Ctrl+W</td></tr>
<tr><td> Save </td><td> Ctrl+S</td></tr>
<tr><td> Save As </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+S</td></tr>
<tr><td> Get Text or Image depending on selection </td><td> Ctrl+D</td></tr>
<tr><td> Print </td><td> Ctrl+P</td></tr>
<tr><td> Print Preview </td><td> Ctrl+Alt+P</td></tr>
<tr><td> Quit </td><td> Ctrl+Q</td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><td><b><i>Edit</i></b> </td></tr>
<tr><td> Undo </td><td> Ctrl+Z</td></tr>
<tr><td> Redo </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+Z</td></tr>
<tr><td> Cut </td><td> Ctrl+X</td></tr>
<tr><td> Copy </td><td> Ctrl+C</td></tr>
<tr><td> Paste </td><td> Ctrl+V</td></tr>
<tr><td> Copy Contents (Images Only) </td><td>Ctrl+Shift+C</td></tr>
<tr><td> Paste Contents (Images Only) </td><td>Ctrl+Shift+P</td></tr>
<tr><td> Paste Absolute Contents (Images Only) </td><td>Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P</td></tr>
<tr><td> Select All </td><td> Ctrl+A</td></tr>
<tr><td> Advanced Select All </td><td> Ctrl+Alt+A</td></tr>
<tr><td> Deselect All </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+A</td></tr>
<tr><td> Search/Replace </td><td> Ctrl+F</td></tr>
<tr><td> Edit Text </td><td> Ctrl+T</td></tr>
<tr><td> Styles </td><td> F3</td></tr>
<tr><td>Image Effects </td><td>Ctrl+E</td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><td><b><i>Item</i></b> </td></tr>
<tr><td> Duplicate </td><td> Ctrl+D</td></tr>
<tr><td> Delete Item </td><td> Ctrl+K</td></tr>
<tr><td> Group</td><td> Ctrl+G</td></tr>
<tr><td> Ungroup </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+G</td></tr>
<tr><td> Is Locked </td><td> Ctrl+L</td></tr>
<tr><td> Size is Locked </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+L</td></tr>
<tr><td> Raise </td><td> Ctrl+Home</td></tr>
<tr><td> Lower </td><td> Ctrl+End</td></tr>
<tr><td> Raise to top </td><td> Home</td></tr>
<tr><td> Lower to bottom </td><td> End</td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><td><b><i>Insert</i></b> </td></tr>
<tr><td>Text Frame</td><td>T</td></tr>
<tr><td>Image Frame</td><td>I</td></tr>
<tr><td>Shape</td><td>S</td></tr>
<tr><td>Polygon</td><td>P</td></tr>
<tr><td>Line</td><td>L</td></tr>
<tr><td>Bezier Curve</td><td>B</td></tr>
<tr><td>Freehand Line</td><td>F</td></tr>
<tr><td>Render Frame</td><td>D</td></tr>
<tr><td> Soft Hyphen </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+(-)</td></tr>
<tr><td> Non Breaking Dash </td><td> Ctrl+Alt+(-)</td></tr>
<tr><td> Non Breaking Space </td><td> Ctrl+Space</td></tr>
<tr><td> Page Number </td><td> Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P</td></tr>
<tr><td> New Line </td><td> Shift+Return</td></tr>
<tr><td> Frame Break </td><td> Ctrl+Return</td></tr>
<tr><td> Column Break </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+Return</td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><td><b><i>View</i></b> </td></tr>
<tr><td> Fit to Height</td><td> Ctrl+0 (zero)</td></tr>
<tr><td> Zoom to 100% </td><td> Ctrl+1</td></tr>
<tr><td> Preview Mode </td><td> Ctrl+Alt+P</td></tr>
<tr><td> Show Rulers </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+R</td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><td><b><i>Plugin Menu Items</i></b> </td></tr>
<tr><td> Save as Template </td><td> Ctrl+Alt+S</td></tr>
<tr><td> Save as Image </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+E</td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><td><b><i>Others</i></b> </td></tr>
<tr><td>Select Tool</td><td>C</td></tr>
<tr><td>Rotate Tool</td><td>R</td></tr>
<tr><td>Zoom Tool</td><td>Z</td></tr>
<td> Zoom In </td><td> Ctrl+(+)</td></tr>
<tr><td> Zoom Out </td><td> Ctrl+(-)</td></tr>
<tr><td>Edit Contents Mode</td><td>E</td></tr>
<tr><td>Link Frames</td><td>L</td></tr>
<tr><td>Unlink Frames</td><td>U</td></tr>
<tr><td>Eye Dropper</td><td>Y</td></tr>
<tr><td>Insert Unicode Character Value</td><td>Ctrl+Shift+U</td></tr>

<tr><td> Stacked Objects, next in Z-order* </td><td> Ctrl+Shift+LMouse</td></tr>
<tr><td> Resize proportionally </td><td> Ctrl+drag**</td></tr>
<tr><td> Move frame/group with X/Y constrained*** </td><td> Ctrl+drag</td></tr>
<tr>
<td> Rotate a line or when creating a line, constrain the angle of rotation </td><td> Ctrl+drag and rotate
</td></tr>
<tr>
<td> Rotate an existing item on the page other than a line and<br/>constrain the angle of rotation**** </td><td> Ctrl+drag and rotate</td></tr>
</table>
* Cycles Top-Middle-Bottom-None, then repeats starting at top
<br />** Make sure you let up on the mouse before letting up on Ctrl
<br />*** Meaning you can only drag in X or Y direction, not both, for each click-move-unclick
<br />**** You need to activate Rotation first (toolbar or keyboard R)
<p>You can <em>constrain</em> objects when re-sizing them with Ctrl+drag. <em>Constraining</em> keeps the aspect ratio the same as the original shape.</p>

<h3>Story Editor</h3>
<table>
<tbody>
<tr> <td>Esc </td><td>Closes Story Editor</td></tr>
<tr> <td>Ctrl+W </td><td>Save Changes and Close Story Editor</td></tr>
<tr><td>Ctrl+S </td><td>Save File While Editing in Story Editor</td></tr>
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</table>

<h3>Moving and Re-sizing Frames using Arrow Keys</h3>
<table cellpadding="3"><tr>
<td colspan="2"><b>The following are for points, millimeters, picas*, centimeters, ciceros</b></td></tr>
<tr><td>Arrow keys</td><td><p>Move item 1 unit</td></tr>
 <tr><td>Ctrl+Arrow</td><td>Move item 10 units</td></tr>
 <tr><td>Shift+Arrow</td><td>Move item 0.1 units</td></tr>
<tr><td>Ctrl+Shift+Arrow</td><td>Move item 0.01 units</td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2"><i>* Movement units for picas are points</i></td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2"><b>The following are for inches</b></td></tr>
<tr><td>Arrow keys</td><td><p>Move item 0.139 units**</td></tr>
 <tr><td>Ctrl+Arrow</td><td>Move item 1 unit</td></tr>
 <tr><td>Shift+Arrow</td><td>Move item 0.1 units</td></tr>
<tr><td>Ctrl+Shift+Arrow</td><td>Move item 0.01 units</td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2"><i>** This is about 10 points</i></td></tr>
</table>
<table cellpadding="3">
<tr><td colspan="2"><b>Enlarging/Shrinking Frames***</b></td></tr>
<tr><td>Alt+Right Arrow</td><td>Enlarges by moving right side outward</td></tr>
<tr><td>Alt+Left Arrow</td><td>Enlarges by moving left side outward</td></tr>
<tr><td>Alt+Up Arrow</td><td>Enlarges by moving top side outward</td></tr>
<tr><td>Alt+Down Arrow</td><td>Enlarges by moving bottom side outward</td></tr>
<tr><td>Shift+Alt+Right Arrow</td><td>Shrinks by moving <i>left</i> side inward</td></tr>
<tr><td>Shift+Alt+Left Arrow</td><td>Shrinks by moving <i>right</i> side inward</td></tr>
<tr><td>Shift+Alt+Up Arrow</td><td>Shrinks by moving <i>bottom</i> side inward</td></tr>
<tr><td>Shift+Alt+Down Arrow</td><td>Shrinks by moving <i>top</i> side inward</td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2">*** Amount of movement is one unit, but for picas, movements are one point</td></tr>
</table>
Formerly, if you also held Ctrl, amount of enlarging/shrinking was larger, but currently this only moves the frame.
<h3>Resizing and Moving Images in Edit Contents Mode</h3>
<ul>
<li>Holding down Alt</li>
<ul>
<li>Right-arrow or Down-arrow enlarge image (Scaling goes up, X-Pos and Y-Pos are unchanged)</li>
<li>Left-arrow or Up-arrow shrink image</li>
</ul>
<li>Holding down no modifier, or Shift, or Ctrl, or Shift+Ctrl<br />(Image moves, not frame)</li>
<ul>
<li>Right-arrow moves image to right (increases X-Pos)</li>
<li>Left-arrow moves image to left (decreases X-Pos)</li>
<li>Up-arrow moves image up (decreases Y-Pos)</li>
<li>Down-arrow moves image down (increases Y-Pos)</li>
<li>The relative amounts of movement:
<br />Shift > Ctrl = no key > Shift+Ctrl</li>
</ul></ul>
<br />The amounts are numerically independent of units, and therefore are greatest with a unit of inches
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<tr><td>Points:</td> <td> Shift &ndash; 1.27 pts</td> <td>Ctrl &ndash; 0.12(7) pts</td> <td>Shift+Ctrl &ndash; 0.01(27) pts</td></tr>
<tr><td>Millimeters:</td> <td> Shift &ndash; 1.27 mm</td> <td> Ctrl &ndash; 0.127 mm</td> <td>Shift+Ctrl &ndash; 0.012(7) mm</td></tr>
<tr><td>Inches:</td> <td> Shift &ndash; 1.27 in</td> <td>Ctrl &ndash; 0.127 in</td> <td>Shift+Ctrl &ndash; 0.0127 in</td></tr>
</table>
<h3>Selection/Navigation Keys</h3>
<p>Holding Shift while Left clicking add objects to current selection, for multiple selection.</p>
<p>Shift+Right/Left Arrow selects Characters</p>
<p>Ctrl+Shift+Right/Left Arrow selects Words</p>
<p>Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down selects to beginning/end of paragraph</p>
<p>Shift+Home selects Text back to the beginning of the line</p>
<p>Shift+End selects Text to the end of the line</p>
<p>Ctrl+Right/Left Arrow moves to the next/previous Word</p>
<p>Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow moves to the beginning/end of current paragraph or the previous/next paragraph</p>
<p>PgUp/PgDn moves to beginning/end of current frame.</p>
<p>Ctrl+Alt+Click selects a single Object out of a Groups</p>
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