LibreOffice keyboard shortcuts

LibreOffice

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

LibreOffice consists of various programs. Here are the common shortcuts that can be used in those programs. To get sharper control in any or LibreOffice programs like LibreOffice Writer, just search for the program name in search box above.

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.
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Alt

Open menu by underlined character. After menu opens, the menu items will be also underlined. You can just press this character to activate the feature

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↑   Shift +
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While dragging items with mouse, hold Shift, Ctrl or Alt key to access modified features. The cursor will change to highlight the activated feature

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or Ctrl +
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or Alt +
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Ctrl + A

Select entire text

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Ctrl + Del

Delete everything from the cursor position to the end of the word

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Insert

Switch between insert mode and overwrite mode

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Ctrl + Z

Undo modifications one step at a time

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↓

Scroll through AutoComplete suggestions

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Q

Terminate running macros

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⤶ Enter

Activates the focused button in a dialog

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Esc

Terminates the action or dialog. If in LibreOffice Help: goes up one level

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Space

Toggles the focused check box in a dialog

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← â†‘ â†’ â†“

Changes the active control field in an option section of a dialog

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â­¾ Tab

Advances focus to the next section or element in a dialog

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↑   Shift + â­¾ Tab

Moves the focus to the previous section or element in a dialog

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Alt + ↓

Opens the list of the control field currently selected in a dialog. These shortcut keys apply not only to combo boxes but also to icon buttons with pop-up menus.Close an opened list by pressing the Escape key.

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Ctrl + O

Opens a document

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Ctrl + S

Saves the current document

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Ctrl + N

Creates a new document

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Opens Templates and Documents dialog

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Ctrl + P

Prints document

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Ctrl + F

Activates the Find toolbar

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Ctrl + H

Calls the Find & Replace dialog

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Searches for the last entered search term

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + J

Toggles the view between fullscreen mode and normal mode in Writer or Calc

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Redraws the document view

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Enable or disable the selection cursor in read-only text

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F1

Starts the LibreOffice Help

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↑   Shift + F1

Context Help

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↑   Shift + F2

Turns on Extended Tips for the currently selected command, icon or control

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F6

Sets focus in next subwindow (for example, document/data source view)

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↑   Shift + F6

Sets focus in previous subwindow.

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F10

Activates the first menu (File menu)

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↑   Shift + F10

Opens the context menu.

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Ctrl + F4

Closes the current document (close LibreOffice when the last open document is closed)

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or Alt + F4
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Ctrl + Q

Exits application.

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Ctrl + â­¾ Tab

When positioned at the start of a header, a tab is inserted

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⤶ Enter

(when an OLE object is selected) Activates the selected OLE object

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⤶ Enter

(when a drawing object or text object is selected) Activates text input mode

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Ctrl + X

Cuts out the selected elements

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Ctrl + C

Copies the selected items

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Ctrl + V

Pastes from the clipboard

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + V

Pastes unformatted text from the clipboard. The text is pasted using the format that exists at the insertion point

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Opens the Paste Special dialog

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Ctrl + A

Selects all

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Ctrl + Z

Undoes last action

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Ctrl + Y

Redoes last action

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Y

Repeats last command

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Ctrl + I

The Italic attribute is applied to the selected area. If the cursor is positioned in a word, this word is also marked in italic

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Ctrl + B

The Bold attribute is applied to the selected area. If the cursor is positioned in a word, this word is also put in bold

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Ctrl + U

The Underlined attribute is applied to the selected area. If the cursor is positioned in a word, this word is also underlined

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Ctrl + M

Removes direct formatting from selected text or objects (as in Format - Clear Direct Formatting)

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â­¾ Tab

Moves between areas

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↑   Shift + â­¾ Tab

Moves between areas (backwards)

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↑

Moves the selection up one

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↓

Moves the selection down

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Opens the Properties dialog

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↑   Shift + F10

Opens a context menu

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Ctrl + U

Refreshes the selected theme

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Ctrl + R

Opens the Enter Title dialog

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Ctrl + D

Deletes the selected theme

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Insert

Inserts a new theme

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Home

Jumps to the first entry

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End

Jumps to the last entry

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←

Selects the next Gallery element on the left

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→

Selects the next Gallery element on the right

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↑

Selects the next Gallery element above

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↓

Selects the next Gallery element below

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Page Up

Scroll up one screen

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Page Down

Scroll down one screen

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Insert

Inserts the selected object as a linked object into the current document

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Ctrl + I

Inserts a copy of the selected object into the current document

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Ctrl + T

Opens the Enter Title dialog

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Ctrl + P

Switches between themes view and object view

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or Space
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or ⤶ Enter
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Space

Toggles row selection, except when the row is in edit mode

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Ctrl + Space

Toggles row selection

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↑   Shift + Space

Selects the current column

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Ctrl + Page Up

Moves pointer to the first row

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Ctrl + Page Down

Moves pointer to the last row

Select the toolbar with F6. Use the Down Arrow and Right Arrow to select the desired toolbar icon and press Ctrl+Enter:  Inserts a Drawing Object.
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Ctrl + F6 then â­¾ Tab

Selects a Drawing Object

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â­¾ Tab

Selects the next Drawing Object

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↑   Shift + â­¾ Tab

Selects the previous Drawing Object

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Ctrl + Home

Selects the first Drawing Object

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Ctrl + End

Selects the last Drawing Object

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Esc

Ends Drawing Object selection

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Esc

(in Handle Selection Mode) Exit Handle Selection Mode and return to Object Selection Mode

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← â†‘ â†’ â†“

Move the selected point (the snap-to-grid functions are temporarily disabled, but end points still snap to each other)

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Alt + ← â†‘ â†’ â†“

Moves the selected Drawing Object one pixel (in Selection Mode)

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Alt + ← â†‘ â†’ â†“

Re-sizes a Drawing Object (in Handle Selection Mode)

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Alt + ← â†‘ â†’ â†“

Rotates a Drawing Object (in Rotation Mode)

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Alt + ← â†‘ â†’ â†“

Opens the properties dialog for a Drawing Object

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Alt + ← â†‘ â†’ â†“

Activates the Point Selection mode for the selected drawing object

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Space

Select a point of a drawing object (in Point Selection mode) / Cancel selection

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Space

The selected point blinks once per second

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↑   Shift + Space

Select an additional point in Point Selection mode

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Ctrl + â­¾ Tab

Select the next point of the drawing object (Point Selection mode)

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Ctrl + â­¾ Tab

In Rotation mode, the center of rotation can also be selected

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + â­¾ Tab

Select the previous point of the drawing object (Point Selection mode)

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

A new drawing object with default size is placed in the center of the current view

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

(at the Selection icon) Activates the first drawing object in the document.

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Esc

Leave the Point Selection mode. The drawing object is selected afterwards

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Esc

Edit a point of a drawing object (Point Edit mode)

Pressing any text or numerical key:   If a drawing object is selected, switches to edit mode and places the cursor at the end of the text in the drawing object. A printable character is inserted
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Alt

(while creating or scaling a graphic object) The position of the object's center is fixed

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↑   Shift

(while creating or scaling a graphic object) The ratio of the object's width to height is fixed


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Program information

Program name: LibreOffice LibreOffice (Productivity)

LibreOffice is a free and open source office software suite. It was forked from OpenOffice.org in 2010 which was open source version of the earlier StarOffice. LibreOffice contains programs for editing text, spreadsheets, diagrams, slideshows, databases and more.

Web page: libreoffice.org

Last update: 05 February 2020

How easy to press shortcuts: 83%

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Shortcut count: 108

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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