LibreOffice Writer keyboard shortcuts

LibreOffice Writer

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
17 months 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.

F2

Formula Bar

Ctrl + F2

Insert Fields

F3

Complete AutoText

Ctrl + F3

Edit AutoText

F4

Open Data Source View

↑   Shift + F4

Select next frame

F5

Navigator on/off

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5

Navigator on, go to page number

F7

Spellcheck

Ctrl + F7

Thesaurus

F8

Extension mode

Ctrl + F8

Field shadings on / off

↑   Shift + F8

Additional selection mode

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F8

Block selection mode

F9

Update fields

Ctrl + F9

Show fields

↑   Shift + F9

Calculate Table

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F9

Update Input Fields and Input Lists

Ctrl + F10

Nonprinting Characters on/off

F11

Styles and Formatting window on/off

↑   Shift + F11

Create Style

Ctrl + F11

Sets focus to Apply Style box

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F11

Update Style

F12

Numbering on

Ctrl + F12

Insert or edit Table

↑   Shift + F12

Bullets on

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F12

Numbering / Bullets off

Ctrl + A

Select All

Ctrl + J

Justify

Ctrl + D

Double Underline

Ctrl + E

Centered

Ctrl + H

Find and Replace

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + P

Superscript

Ctrl + L

Align Left

Ctrl + R

Align Right

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Subscript

Ctrl + Y

Redo last action

Ctrl + 0

Apply Text Body paragraph style

Ctrl + 1

Apply Heading 1 paragraph style

Ctrl + 2

Apply Heading 2 paragraph style

Ctrl + 3

Apply Heading 3 paragraph style

Ctrl + 4

Apply Heading 4 paragraph style

Ctrl + 5

Apply Heading 5 paragraph style

Ctrl + +

Calculates the selected text and copies the result to the clipboard

Ctrl + -

Soft hyphens; hyphenation set by you.

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -

Non-breaking hyphen (is not used for hyphenation)

Ctrl + Num *

Run macro field

Ctrl + ↑   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

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Manual page break

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Column break in multicolumnar texts

Alt + ⤶ Enter

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

Alt + ⤶ Enter

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

Move cursor to left

↑   Shift +

Move cursor with selection to the left

Ctrl +

Go to beginning of word

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Selecting to the left word by word

Move cursor to right

↑   Shift +

Move cursor with selection to the right

Ctrl +

Go to start of next word

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Selecting to the right word by word

Move cursor up one line

↑   Shift +

Selecting lines in an upwards direction

Ctrl +

Move cursor to beginning of the previous paragraph

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

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

Move cursor down one line

↑   Shift +

Selecting lines in a downward direction

Ctrl +

Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph.

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

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

Home

Go to beginning of line

Home + ↑   Shift

Go and select to the beginning of a line

End

Go to end of line

End + ↑   Shift

Go and select to end of line

Ctrl + Home

Go to start of document

Ctrl + Home + ↑   Shift

Go and select text to start of document

Ctrl + End

Go to end of document

Ctrl + End + ↑   Shift

Go and select text to end of document

Ctrl + Page Up

Switch cursor between text and header

Ctrl + Page Down

Switch cursor between text and footer

Insert

Insert mode on/off

Page Up

Screen page up

Shift + Page Up

Move up screen page with selection

Page Down

Move down screen page

Shift + Page Down

Move down screen page with selection

Ctrl + Del

Delete text to end of word

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete text to beginning of word

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

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

Ctrl + Del + ↑   Shift

Delete text to end of sentence

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⬅ Backspace

Delete text to beginning of sentence

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Next suggestion with Automatic Word Completion

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Use previous suggestion with Automatic Word Completion

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + V

Paste the contents of the clipboard as unformatted text.

Ctrl +

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

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F10
Ctrl + Alt +

Move the active paragraph or selected paragraphs up one paragraph

Ctrl + Alt +

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

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

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

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

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

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

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

Alt + Keys

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

Alt + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

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

Alt + Ctrl + ← ↑ → ↓

Like Alt, but only the active cell is modified

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

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

Alt + Del

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

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

↑   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

↑   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

↑   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

Esc

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

Esc

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

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
Alt + ← ↑ → ↓

Move object

Alt + Ctrl + ← ↑ → ↓

Resizes by moving lower right corner

Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Resizes by moving top left corner

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: https://www.libreoffice.org/di...

Shortcut count: 120

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