Apple iBooks keyboard shortcuts

Apple iBooks

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
19 months ago
- Shortcuts
←

Move one character to the left

β†’

Move one character to the right

↑

Move to the line above

↓

Move to the line below

βŒ₯ Option + ←

Move to the beginning of the current or previous word

βŒ₯ Option + β†’

Arrow Β Move to the end of the current or next word

⌘ Cmd + ←

Arrow Β Move to the beginning of the current line

⌘ Cmd + β†’

Arrow Move to the end of the current line

βŒ₯ Option + ↑

Arrow Move to the beginning of the current paragraph

βŒ₯ Option + ↓

Arrow Move to the end of the current paragraph

⌘ Cmd + E then ⌘ Cmd + G

Find the selected item in the book

⌘ Cmd + J

Jump to a selection in a book when it’s scrolled out of view

⌘ Cmd + ↑

Arrow Β Move to the beginning of the document

End

Scroll to the end of the document

⌘ Cmd + ↓

Arrow Β Move to the end of the document

(on a word) Select a word

(in the paragraph) Select a paragraph

⌘ Cmd + A

Select all inline objects and text

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Deselect all inline objects and text

Β  Click in the text, then Shift + click in another location in the text to extend the text selection
↑   Shift + β†’

Arrow Extend the selection one character to the right

↑   Shift + ←

Arrow Β Extend the selection one character to the left

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + β†’

Arrow Β Extend the selection to the end of the current word

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ←

Arrow Extend the selection to the beginning of the current word

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + β†’

Arrow Extend the selection to the end of the current line

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ←

Arrow Β Extend the selection to the beginning of the current line

↑   Shift + ↑

Arrow Β Extend the selection to the line above

↑   Shift + ↓

Arrow Β Extend the selection to the line below

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ↑

Arrow Extend the selection to the beginning of the current paragraph

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ↓

Arrow Extend the selection to the end of the current paragraph

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ↑

Arrow Β Extend the selection to the beginning of the text

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ↓

Arrow Β Extend the selection to the end of the text

↑   Shift + End

Extend the selection to the end of the text

Β  To select multiple words or blocks of text that are not next to each other, select the first text you want, then select additional text while holding down the Command key.
⌘ Cmd + T

Show the Fonts window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + T

Show the Styles drawer

⌘ Cmd + Y

Create a glossary term from the selection

F1

(if you’ve assigned them in the Styles drawer) Apply a paragraph, character, or list style

or F2
or F3
or F4
or F5
or F6
or F7
or F8
⌘ Cmd + B

Apply boldface to selected text

⌘ Cmd + I

Apply italic to selected text

⌘ Cmd + U

Apply underline to selected text

Del

Delete the previous character or selection

ForwardDel

(not available on all keyboards) Delete the next character or selection

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + +

Make the font size bigger

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + -

Make the font size smaller

Control + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + +

Make the text superscript

Control + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + -

Make the text subscript

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + {

Align the text flush left

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + |

Center the text

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + }

Align the text flush right

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + |

Align the text flush left and flush right (justify)

⌘ Cmd + [

Decrease the list indent level

⌘ Cmd + ]

Increase the list indent level

or β­Ύ Tab
← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Edit the linked text without disabling links

⌘ Cmd + X

Cut the selection

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the selection

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the paragraph style

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the character style

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the selection

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the character or paragraph style

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste and match the style of the destination text

↑   Shift +

Add a range to (or remove it from) the selection

or ⌘ Cmd +
βŒ₯ Option + Space

Insert a nonbreaking space

↑   Shift + • Enter

Insert a line break (soft return)

• Enter

Insert a paragraph break

βŒ₯ Option +
+

(Option + click Text Box, Shapes, Table, or Charts in the toolbar, then drag to size) Draw a floating text box, shape, table, or chart

⌘ Cmd + A

(Select one floating object and press Command + A) Select all floating objects

Select

one floating object and press Shift-Command-A Β (Select one floating object and press Shift + Command + A) Deselect all floating objects

⌘ Cmd +

Select or deselect additional objects

or ↑   Shift +
← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected object one point

↑   Shift then ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected object ten points

⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag the file from the Finder or Media Browser) Insert a file as an inline object

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the graphic style

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the graphic style

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + B

Send the selected object to the back

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + B

Send the selected object one layer back

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + F

Bring the selected object to the front

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + F

Bring the selected object one layer forward

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + G

Group selected objects

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + G

Ungroup selected objects

⌘ Cmd + L

Lock selected objects

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + L

Unlock selected objects

⌘ Cmd + D

Duplicate the object

or βŒ₯ Option +
+
↑   Shift +
+

Constrain the movement of the object to 45Β°

+

(Drag a selection handle) Resize the object

βŒ₯ Option +
+

(Drag a selection handle) Resize the object from the center

↑   Shift +
+

(Drag a selection handle) Constrain the aspect ratio when resizing the object

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift +
+

(Drag a selection handle) Constrain the aspect ratio when resizing the object from the center

⌘ Cmd +
+

(Drag a selection handle) Rotate the object

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd +
+

(Drag a selection handle) Rotate the object 45Β°

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd +
+

(Drag a selection handle) Rotate the object around the opposite handle (instead of the center)

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd +
+

(Drag a selection handle) Rotate the object 45Β° around the opposite handle (instead of the center)

⌘ Cmd +
+

Turn off alignment guides

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + M

Mask or unmask the object

• Enter

Exit masking

or ⌘ Cmd + • Enter
or • Enter
or

(Double-click the masked image) Reenter masking

Control +

(Click the item) Open the shortcut menu for the selected item

⌘ Cmd + • Enter

Exit text editing and select the object

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Choose an object to insert

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + E

Insert a mathematical equation or expression

Control + βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + T

Define the text as a placeholder

Control + βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + I

Define the object as a media placeholder

βŒ₯ Option + ↑

Add a row above the selected cells

βŒ₯ Option + ↓

Add a row below the selected cells

βŒ₯ Option + β†’

Add a column to the right of the selected cells

βŒ₯ Option + ←

Add a column to the left of the selected cells

⌘ Cmd + A

Select all table borders or cell content, depending on the initial selection

Del

Delete the selected table, border, or border segment, or the contents of selected cells

↑   Shift +
+

(Drag the table) Constrain the movement of the table and snap to guides

+

(Drag the selected cell to another cell) Replace the contents of the selected cell with the contents of the destination cell

βŒ₯ Option +
+

(Drag the selected cell to another cell) Copy the contents of the selected cell into the destination cell

↑   Shift +

(Click in the destination cell) Extend the selection from the selected cell to the destination cell

(In a unselected table) Select a cell

⌘ Cmd +

Add a cell to (or remove it from) the selection

• Enter

(In a selected cell) Begin text editing

or • Enter
⌘ Cmd + • Enter

Stop editing the cell and select the cell

⌘ Cmd + • Enter then • Enter

Stop editing the cell and select the table

Click the border of a selected table (double-click the border of an unselected table): Select a border

⌘ Cmd +

(Click the border) Add a border to (or remove it from) the selection

or ↑   Shift +

Click the border segment (double-click if the table isn’t selected): Select a border segment

⌘ Cmd +

(Click the border segment) Add a border segment to (or remove it from) the selection

or ↑   Shift +
+

(Drag the border or border segment) Move a border or border segment to a new position

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected table, border, or border segment one point

↑   Shift then ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected table, border, or border segment ten points

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(From a selected cell) Select the next cell to the left, right, up, or down

↑   Shift then ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(From a selected cell) Extend the cell selection by one cell

β­Ύ Tab

Select the text in the next cell or, if the last cell is selected, add a new row

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Select the text in the previous cell

⌘ Cmd +

(Click the selected cell) Stop editing the cell and select the table

βŒ₯ Option + β­Ύ Tab

(When editing text) Insert a tab

Control + • Enter

Insert a line break (soft return) when editing text in a cell

βŒ₯ Option + • Enter

Insert a paragraph break (hard return) when editing text in a cell

• Enter

Insert a paragraph break (hard return) when editing text in a cell and β€œReturn key moves to next cell” isn’t selected in the Table inspector

Control +

(Click the table) Open the table formatting menu for a selected table or cells

βŒ₯ Option +
+

(click Table in the toolbar, then drag to size) Create a table by dragging

=

Open the Formula Editor for the selected nonformula cell

=

Open the Formula Editor for the cell containing the formula or formatted number

or • Enter
or
• Enter

In the Formula Editor, save changes

or • Enter
Esc

In the Formula Editor, discard changes

βŒ₯ Option then ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Navigate to and select a single cell

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift then ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Extend or shrink a selected cell reference

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd then ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Navigate to the first or last nonheader cell in a row or column

βŒ₯ Option + • Enter

Insert a line break

βŒ₯ Option + β­Ύ Tab

Insert a tab

Option + Command + Page Down then Option + ArrowKeys

(or press Option + Shift and an arrow key to select cells) Refer to another table below or above the current table

or Option + Command + Page Up then Option + ArrowKeys
⌘ Cmd + K

Specify absolute and relative attributes of selected cell references

or ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + K
βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + K

Specify absolute and relative attributes of the first and last cells of selected cell references

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + K

Edit chart data

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + D

Show or hide the Chart Data Editor

• Enter

Complete a cell entry and move the selection down

↑   Shift + • Enter

Complete a cell entry and move the selection up

β­Ύ Tab

Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the right

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the left

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(When editing text) Move one character left, right, to the beginning of text (up), or to the end of text (down)

• Enter

Complete a cell entry and select the cell

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(From a selected cell) Move one cell in a given direction

End

Move to the last nonblank cell at the end of the row

↑   Shift then ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Extend the selection by one cell

↑   Shift + End

Extend the selection to the end of the row

then

(Click the shape, then click again) Make a custom shape editable

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + P

Draw a custom shape with the Pen tool

then Del

(Click on a point, then press delete) Delete a point of an editable shape

βŒ₯ Option +

(Click the shape border where you want to add a point) Add a point to an editable shape

(Double-click the corner point) Change a corner point of an editable shape into a curve point

(Double-click the corner point) Change a curve point of an editable shape into a corner point

⌘ Cmd + N

Open a new book

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + N

Open a new book from the Template Chooser

⌘ Cmd + O

Open an existing book

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + P

Preview a selection of a book or the entire book (depending on the setting in General preferences)

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + P

Publish a book

⌘ Cmd + S

Save a book

⌘ Cmd + P

Print a book

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ?

Open iBooks Author Help

⌘ Cmd + F

Find

⌘ Cmd + G

Find next

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + G

Find previous

⌘ Cmd + ;

Check spelling

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + :

Show the Spelling window

⌘ Cmd + W

Close a window

⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize a window

Control + ⌘ Cmd + F

Enter full-screen view

⌘ Cmd + >

Zoom in

⌘ Cmd + <

Zoom out

⌘ Cmd + ,

Show the Preferences window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + I

Show the Inspector window

⌘ Cmd + R

Show the document rulers

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + L

Show or hide layout boundaries

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + R

Choose scrolling view (landscape template only)

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + I

Show formatting characters (invisibles)

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + C

Show the Colors window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + T

Hide or show the toolbar

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + R

Hide or show the format bar

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + E

Hide or show the glossary toolbar

⌘ Cmd + H

Hide iBooks Author

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + H

Hide other windows

⌘ Cmd + Z

Undo the last action

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Z

Redo the last action

⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit iBooks Author

Source:Β Apple Support

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Program information

Program name: Apple iBooks Apple iBooks (General)

iBooks is an e-book reading application developed by Apple for macOS and iOS. It supports EPUB ebooks from the App Store but users can also add their own EPUB and PDF files with the help of iTunes.

Web page: apple.com/ibooks

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 226

How easy to press shortcuts: 77%

Platform detected: macOS

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