LibreOffice Writer keyboard shortcuts

LibreOffice Writer  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

While not as comprehensive as Microsoft Word's shortcuts, LibreOffice Writer will allow you to access many features within your keyboard. Those include editing paragraphs, tables, completing AutoText and resizing graphics.

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F2

Formula Bar

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Ctrl + F2

Insert Fields

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F3

Complete AutoText

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Ctrl + F3

Edit AutoText

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F4

Open Data Source View

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↑   Shift + F4

Select next frame

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F5

Navigator on/off

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5

Navigator on, go to page number

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F7

Spellcheck

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Ctrl + F7

Thesaurus

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F8

Extension mode

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Ctrl + F8

Field shadings on / off

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↑   Shift + F8

Additional selection mode

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F8

Block selection mode

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F9

Update fields

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Ctrl + F9

Show fields

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↑   Shift + F9

Calculate Table

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F9

Update Input Fields and Input Lists

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Ctrl + F10

Nonprinting Characters on/off

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F11

Styles and Formatting window on/off

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↑   Shift + F11

Create Style

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Ctrl + F11

Sets focus to Apply Style box

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F11

Update Style

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F12

Numbering on

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Ctrl + F12

Insert or edit Table

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↑   Shift + F12

Bullets on

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F12

Numbering / Bullets off

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Ctrl + A

Select All

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Ctrl + J

Justify

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Ctrl + D

Double Underline

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Ctrl + E

Centered

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Ctrl + H

Find and Replace

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + P

Superscript

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Ctrl + L

Align Left

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Ctrl + R

Align Right

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Subscript

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Ctrl + Y

Redo last action

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Ctrl + 0

Apply Text Body paragraph style

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Ctrl + 1

Apply Heading 1 paragraph style

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Ctrl + 2

Apply Heading 2 paragraph style

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Ctrl + 3

Apply Heading 3 paragraph style

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Ctrl + 4

Apply Heading 4 paragraph style

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Ctrl + 5

Apply Heading 5 paragraph style

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Ctrl + +

Calculates the selected text and copies the result to the clipboard

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Ctrl + -

Soft hyphens; hyphenation set by you.

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -

Non-breaking hyphen (is not used for hyphenation)

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Ctrl + Num *

Run macro field

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Space

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

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↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Line break without paragraph change

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Manual page break

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Column break in multicolumnar texts

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Alt + ⤶ Enter

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

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Alt + ⤶ Enter

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

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Move cursor to left

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↑   Shift +

Move cursor with selection to the left

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Ctrl +

Go to beginning of word

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Selecting to the left word by word

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Move cursor to right

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↑   Shift +

Move cursor with selection to the right

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Ctrl +

Go to start of next word

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Selecting to the right word by word

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Move cursor up one line

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↑   Shift +

Selecting lines in an upwards direction

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Ctrl +

Move cursor to beginning of the previous paragraph

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

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

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Move cursor down one line

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↑   Shift +

Selecting lines in a downward direction

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Ctrl +

Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph.

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

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

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Home

Go to beginning of line

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Home + ↑   Shift

Go and select to the beginning of a line

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End

Go to end of line

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End + ↑   Shift

Go and select to end of line

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Ctrl + Home

Go to start of document

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Ctrl + Home + ↑   Shift

Go and select text to start of document

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Ctrl + End

Go to end of document

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Ctrl + End + ↑   Shift

Go and select text to end of document

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Ctrl + Page Up

Switch cursor between text and header

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Ctrl + Page Down

Switch cursor between text and footer

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Insert

Insert mode on/off

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Page Up

Screen page up

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Shift + Page Up

Move up screen page with selection

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Page Down

Move down screen page

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Shift + Page Down

Move down screen page with selection

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Ctrl + Del

Delete text to end of word

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Ctrl + Backspace

Delete text to beginning of word

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Ctrl + Backspace

(in a list) Delete an empty paragraph in front of the current paragraph

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Ctrl + Del + ↑   Shift

Delete text to end of sentence

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Backspace

Delete text to beginning of sentence

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Ctrl + Tab

Next suggestion with Automatic Word Completion

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Tab

Use previous suggestion with Automatic Word Completion

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + V

Paste the contents of the clipboard as unformatted text.

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Ctrl +

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

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or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F10
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Ctrl + Alt +

Move the active paragraph or selected paragraphs up one paragraph

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Ctrl + Alt +

Move the active paragraph or selected paragraphs down one paragraph

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Tab

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

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↑   Shift + Tab

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

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Ctrl + Tab

At the start of a heading: Inserts a tab stop. Depending on the Window Manager in use, Alt + Tab may be used instead. To change the heading level with the keyboard, first position the cursor in front of the heading

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Ctrl + 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

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Ctrl + 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

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Ctrl + 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

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Ctrl + Tab

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

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Alt + ← ↑ → ↓

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

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Alt + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

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

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Alt + Ctrl + ← ↑ → ↓

Like Alt, but only the active cell is modified

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or Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓
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Alt + Insert

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

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Alt + Del

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

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Ctrl + ↑   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

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + 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

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + Del

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

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + Del

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

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Esc

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

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Esc

(when text frame is selected) Clears the cursor from the text frame

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F2

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

Enter 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
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Alt + ← ↑ → ↓

Move object

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Alt + Ctrl + ← ↑ → ↓

Resizes by moving lower right corner

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Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Resizes by moving top left corner

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Ctrl + Tab

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


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Program information

Program name: LibreOffice Writer LibreOffice Writer (Text editing)

LibreOffice Writer is an open source and free word processor. It is a part of the LibreOffice software package and is a fork of OpenOffice.org Writer. It has similar features to Microsoft Word.

Web page: libreoffice.org/discover/write...

Last update: 4/21/2020 11:05 AM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 78%

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Shortcut count: 120

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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