Scribus keyboard shortcuts

Scribus

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
7 months ago
- Shortcuts

Note for Mac users: Use the CMD key instead of CTRL.

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F1

Display the Help Manual

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F2

Toggle display of the Properties Palette

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F3

Toggle display of the Style Manager

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F6

Toggle display of the Layers Manager

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Display the Context Menu

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Ctrl + N

Create a new document

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Ctrl + Alt + N

Create a new document from a Template

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Ctrl + O

Open an existing document

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Ctrl + F4

Close the current document

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Ctrl + S

Save the current document

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Save the current document with a different name

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Ctrl + Alt + S

Save the current document as a Template

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Ctrl + Alt + P

Print Preview

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Ctrl + P

Print the current document

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Export the document (or page) as an image

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Ctrl + Q

Quit Scribus

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Ctrl + C

Copy

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Ctrl + X

Cut

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Ctrl + V

Paste

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Ctrl + Z

Undo last action

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Ctrl + Y

Redo last undone action

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Ctrl + A

Select All

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Ctrl + Alt + A

Advanced Select All

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Deselect All

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R

Rotate the currently selected item (drag to rotate)

Some interesting things about the Copy, Cut, and Paste functions is that they do not just apply to text. If you copy an object, like a text frame, image frame, or shape for example, you can then paste these on another page, and it will be placed with the same X-Pos, Y-pos it had in the original location. You can also use graphics inside a body of text, something called inline graphics, if you paste while in Edit Contents mode in the text frame. Weirder still is that you can copy/cut and paste a text frame that might include inline graphics as inline graphics itself.
Related Mouse Actions
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Ctrl

Constrain angle to 15 degree steps while rotating

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Del

Delete selected object(s)

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or
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or Ctrl + K
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Ctrl + D

Duplicate selected object(s)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Duplicate selected object(s) multiple times

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Ctrl + G

Group multiple objects together

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Ungroup objects

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Home

Raise object to the highest level

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Ctrl + Home

Raise object to the next level up

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Ctrl + End

Lower object to the next level down

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End

Lower object to the lowest level

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Ctrl + L

Toggle the locking of the currently selected object

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Toggle the locking of the size of the currently selected object

Related Mouse Actions
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Ctrl

Constrain object to vertical/horizontal axis after dragging has started

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Ctrl

Resize proportionally after dragging by a handle has started

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↑   Shift +

Add object to selection set

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Ctrl +

Select object on next level down under currently selected object

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +
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Move object under the currently selected object

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T

Insert new text frame

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E

Edit text frame contents (inline editing)

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Ctrl + T

Edit text frame contents with the Story Editor

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Ctrl + I

Import text from external file

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N

Link text frame to another text frame

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U

Unlink text frame from other text frames

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Ctrl + F

Search (and Replace) text

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↑   Shift + F7

Spellcheck

Related Mouse Actions
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Ctrl +

Scroll list of fonts in font drop-down list a page at a time

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↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert Line Break (start new line without starting a new paragraph)

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Insert Frame Break (force text to jump to the next linked frame)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert Column Break (force text to jump to the next column)

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Ctrl +

Move to the start of the current paragraph

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Ctrl +

Move to the end of the current paragraph

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Ctrl + Page Up

Move to the start of the current text frame

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Ctrl + Page Down

Move to the end of the current text frame

Related Mouse Actions
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Select the whole word where double-clicked

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Ctrl +

Select the whole paragraph where double-clicked

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Ctrl + Alt + -

Insert non-breaking hyphen

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Ctrl + Space

Insert non-breaking space

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + P

Insert page number

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -

Insert soft (smart) hyphen

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + U

Start special unicode sequence

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I

Insert new image frame

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Ctrl + I

Import image into frame

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Ctrl + E

Change image effects

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy image contents

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste image contents

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + V

Paste image contents (absolute location)

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Y

Eyedropper (get colour from image)

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Alt +

Resize image smaller (in image edit mode on free scaling image only)

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Alt +

Resize image larger (in image edit mode on free scaling image only)

Related Mouse Actions
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On an image frame, enters image editing mode (frame must be set to free scaling first).

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B

Insert new bezier line/curve

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F

Insert new freehand line

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L

Insert new line

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S

Insert new shape (shape defaults to the last shape drawn, or a rectangle if the first shape drawn)

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P

Insert new polygon

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A

Insert new table frame

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D

Insert new render frame (a rendering engine - e.g. LaTeX - must be installed first)

Related Mouse Actions
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Ctrl

Constrain angle to 15 degree steps while drawing a line

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Z

Zoom to drawn area

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Ctrl + +

Zoom in

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Ctrl + -

Zoom out

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Ctrl + 1

Zoom to 100%

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Ctrl + 0

Zoom to fit height of page

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F11

Toggle display of all guides (including rulers)

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F12

Toggle display of all palettes (except "Align and Distribute")

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Toggle display of rulers

Related Mouse Actions
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Ctrl +

Zoom IN or OUT (may not work on OS X).

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Move selected item(s) by 1 unit in arrow key direction

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↑   Shift +

Move selected item(s) by 0.1 units in arrow key direction

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Ctrl +

Move selected item(s) by 10 units in arrow key direction

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Move selected item(s) by 0.01 units in arrow key direction

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Alt +

Resize selected item(s) outwards by 1 unit in arrow key direction

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Resize selected item(s) inwards by 1 unit in arrow key direction

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Program information

Program name: Scribus Scribus (Productivity)

Scribus is an open-source desktop publishing software. It can run under most desktop operating systems. Scribus is designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. Scribus is written in Qt language and released under the GNU General Public License.

Web page: scribus.net

How easy to press shortcuts: 84%

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Updated: Updated program information. (2 updates.) 3/23/2022 4:15:12 PM New program added.
3/23/2022 4:16:13 PM Updated program information.

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