Publisher Shortcuts

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From Publisher 2000 menus and help files


New Ctrl+N
Open Ctrl+O
Save Ctrl+S
Print Ctrl+P
Exit Alt+F4


Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Select All Ctrl+A
Find Ctrl+F
Replace Ctrl+H


Go To Page Ctrl+G
Go To Background Ctrl+M
Show Special Characters Ctrl+Shift+Y
Show Boundaries/Guides Ctrl+Shift+O


Whole Page Ctrl+Shift+L


Page Ctrl+Shift+N


Shadow Ctrl+D



Check Spelling F7


Hyphenation Ctrl+Shift+H


Publisher Help F1


Line break, no new paragraph Shift + Enter
Center Ctrl+E
Justify Crtl+J
Left Align Ctrl+L
Right Align Ctrl+R
Single Line Space Ctrl+1
Double Line Space Ctrl+2

1.5 Line Space ||Ctrl+5

Remove Space Before Paragraph Ctrl+0
Restore spacing and indent
To the style defaults Ctrl+Q
Select Word Double-Click
Select Paragraph Triple-Click
Delete frame with contents Shift+Control+X
Delete word Ctrl+Backspace
Delete next word Ctrl+Delete
Copy Ctrl+Insert
Cut Shift+Delete
Paste Shift+Insert
Copy format Ctrl+Shift+C
Paste format Ctrl+Shift+V
Make transparent/Opaque Ctrl+T
Group/Ungroup Ctrl+Shift+G
Bring to Front F6
Send to Back Shift+F6
Nudge Alt+Arrow Keys
Rotate 5° Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow/ Right Arrow
Swap current zoom/100% F9
Go to page F5
Next Page Shift+F5
Previous Page Ctrl+F5
Move up page PgUp
Move down page PgDn
Scroll Right Ctrl+PgDn
Scroll Left Ctrl+PgUp
Snap To Guides on/off Ctrl+W
Insert Fields Ctrl+Shift+I
Insert Hyperlink Ctrl+K
View Website Ctrl+Shift+B
Find F3
Repeat Find Shift+F4
Bold Ctrl+B
Italic Ctrl+I
Underline Ctrl+U
Capitalise Ctrl+Shift+K
Style text Ctrl+Shift+S
Change Font Ctrl+Shift+F
Change Text Size Ctrl+Shift+P
Change character format
To the current style Crtl+Spacebar
Subscript Ctrl+=
Superscript Ctrl+Shift+=
Increase kern Ctrl+Shift+]
Decrease Kern Ctrl+Shift+[
Increase pointsize by 1pt Ctrl+]
Decrease pointsize by 1pt Ctrl+[
Increase to next listed fontsize Ctrl+Shift+>
Decrease to next listed fontsize Ctrl+Shift+<
Select All F8
Select 1 char Left Shift+Left
Select 1 char Right Shift+Right
Select to end of word Ctrl+Shift+Right
Select to start of word Ctrl+Shift+Left
Select to end of line Shift+End
Select to start of line Shift+Home
Select 1 line down Shift+Down
Select 1 line up Shift+Up
Select to end of paragraph Ctrl+Shift+Down
Select to start of paragraph Ctrl+Shift+Up
Select to end of frame Ctrl+Shift+End
Select to start of frame Ctrl+Shift+Home
Cancel select ESC
End of line End
Start of line Home
Move right 1 word Ctrl+Right
Move left 1 word Ctrl+Left
Move up 1 paragraph Ctrl+Up
Move down 1 paragraph Ctrl+Down
Start of frame Ctrl+Home
End of frame Ctrl+End
Move to next table cell Tab
Move to left table cell Shift+Tab
Next Object Tab
Previous Object Shift+Tab
Next Connected Frame Ctrl+Tab
Previous Connected Frame Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Move to specific page Ctrl+G

SHIFT modifier

  • Disproportionate resize of pictures/objects
  • Proportionate resize of frames

CTRL modifier

  • Resize centered
  • Rotate in 15° increments
  • Duplicate object by dragging
  • Add or subtract objects from selection

ALT modifier

  • Rotate object instead of resize