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Revision as of 13:16, 29 March 2016

The keyboard shortcuts below are the default Scribus shortcuts valid for both Windows and Linux (unless otherwise stated). OS X users should use the CMD key instead of CTRL.

You can modify these shortcuts, or create your own, by going to FilePreferences… and locating the "Keyboard Shortcuts" section. (On OS X you need to go to ScribusPreferences… .)

Interface Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
F1 Display the Help Manual WindowsHelp
F2 Toggle display of the Properties Palette WindowsProperties
F3 Toggle display of the Style Manager EditStyles…
F6 Toggle display of the Layers Manager WindowsLayers
Menu Display the Context Menu

File Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
CTRL + N Create a new document FileNew
CTRL + ALT + N Create a new document from a Template FileNew from Template…
CTRL + O Open an existing document FileOpen…
CTRL + F4 Close the current document FileClose
CTRL + S Save the current document FileSave
CTRL + SHIFT + S Save the current document with a different name FileSave As…
CTRL + ALT + S Save the current document as a Template FileSave As Template…
CTRL + ALT + P Print Preview FilePrint Preview
CTRL + P Print the current document FilePrint…
CTRL + SHIFT + E Export the document (or page) as an image FileExportSave as Image…
CTRL + Q Quit Scribus FileQuit

Edit Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
CTRL + C Copy EditCopy
CTRL + X Cut EditCut
CTRL + V Paste EditPaste
CTRL + Z Undo last action EditUndo
CTRL + Y Redo last undone action EditRedo
CTRL + A Select All EditSelect All
CTRL + ALT + A Advanced Select All EditAdvanced Select All…
CTRL + SHIFT + A Deselect All EditDeselect All
R Rotate the currently selected item (drag to rotate)

Related Mouse Actions

Command Action
CTRL Constrain angle to 15 degree steps while rotating

Item Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
DEL or or CTRL + K Delete selected object(s)
CTRL + D Duplicate selected object(s) ItemDuplicate
CTRL + SHIFT + D Duplicate selected object(s) multiple times ItemMultiple Duplicate
CTRL + G Group multiple objects together ItemGroup
CTRL + SHIFT + G Ungroup objects ItemUngroup
HOME Raise object to the highest level ItemLevelRaise to Top
CTRL + HOME Raise object to the next level up ItemLevelRaise
CTRL + END Lower object to the next level down ItemLevelLower
END Lower object to the lowest level ItemLevelLower to Bottom
CTRL + L Toggle the locking of the currently selected object ItemIs Locked
CTRL + SHIFT + L Toggle the locking of the size of the currently selected object ItemSize Is Locked

Related Mouse Actions

Command Action
CTRL Constrain object to vertical/horizontal axis after dragging has started
CTRL Resize proportionally after dragging by a handle has started
SHIFT + Left Mouse Add object to selection set
CTRL + Left Mouse Select object on next level down under currently selected object
CTRL + SHIFT + Drag Move object under the currently selected object

Text Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
T Insert new text frame InsertInsert Text Frame
E Edit text frame contents (inline editing)
CTRL + T Edit text frame contents with the Story Editor EditEdit Text…
CTRL + I Import text from external file FileImportGet Text…
N Link text frame to another text frame ItemLink Text Frame
U Unlink text frame from other text frames ItemUnlink Text Frame
CTRL + F Search (and Replace) text EditSearch/Replace…
SHIFT + F7 Spellcheck ItemCheck Spelling…

Related Mouse Actions

Command Action
CTRL + Mouse Wheel Scroll list of fonts in font drop-down list a page at a time

Inline Text Editing Mode

Command Action Menu Equivalent
SHIFT + RETURN Insert Line Break (start new line without starting a new paragraph) InsertSpaces & BreaksNew Line
CTRL + RETURN Insert Frame Break (force text to jump to the next linked frame) InsertSpaces & BreaksFrame Break
CTRL + SHIFT + RETURN Insert Column Break (force text to jump to the next column) InsertSpaces & BreaksColumn Break
CTRL + Move to the start of the current paragraph
CTRL + Move to the end of the current paragraph
CTRL + PgUp Move to the start of the current text frame
CTRL + PgDn Move to the end of the current text frame

Related Mouse Actions

Command Action
Double-click Left Mouse Select the whole word where double-clicked
CTRL + Double-click Left Mouse Select the whole paragraph where double-clicked

Special Characters

Command Action Menu Equivalent
CTRL + ALT + - Insert non-breaking hyphen InsertCharacterNon Breaking Dash
CTRL + SPACE Insert non-breaking space InsertSpaces & BreaksNon Breaking Space
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + P Insert page number InsertCharacterPage Number
CTRL + SHIFT + - Insert soft (smart) hyphen InsertCharacterSoft Hyphen
CTRL + SHIFT + U Start special unicode sequence

Image Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
I Insert new image frame InsertInsert Image Frame
CTRL + I Import image into frame FileImportGetImage…
CTRL + E Change image effects ItemImage Effects
CTRL + SHIFT + C Copy image contents EditContentsCopy
CTRL + SHIFT + V Paste image contents EditContentsPaste
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + V Paste image contents (absolute location) EditContentsPaste (Absolute)
Y Eyedropper (get colour from image)
ALT + Resize image smaller (in image edit mode on free scaling image only)
ALT + Resize image larger (in image edit mode on free scaling image only)

Related Mouse Actions

Command Action
Double-click Left Mouse On an image frame, enters image editing mode (frame must be set to free scaling first).

Graphics Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
B Insert new bezier line/curve InsertInsert Bezier Curve
F Insert new freehand line InsertInsert Freehand Line
L Insert new line InsertInsert Line
S Insert new shape (shape defaults to the last shape drawn, or a rectangle if the first shape drawn) InsertInsert Shape
P Insert new polygon InsertInsert Polygon
A Insert new table frame InsertInsert Table
D Insert new render frame (a rendering engine - e.g. LaTeX - must be installed first) InsertInsert Render Frame

Related Mouse Actions

Command Action
CTRL Constrain angle to 15 degree steps while drawing a line

View Actions

Command Action Menu Equivalent
Z Zoom to drawn area
CTRL + + Zoom in
CTRL + - Zoom out
CTRL + 1 Zoom to 100% View100%
CTRL + 0 Zoom to fit height of page ViewFit to height
F11 Toggle display of all guides (including rulers)
F12 Toggle display of all palettes (except "Align and Distribute")
CTRL + SHIFT + R Toggle display of rulers

Related Mouse Actions

Command Action
CTRL + Mouse Wheel Zoom IN or OUT (may not work on OS X).

Adjustment Actions

Command Action
ARROW KEY Move selected item(s) by 1 unit in arrow key direction
SHIFT + ARROW KEY Move selected item(s) by 0.1 units in arrow key direction
CTRL + ARROW KEY Move selected item(s) by 10 units in arrow key direction
CTRL + SHIFT + ARROW KEY Move selected item(s) by 0.01 units in arrow key direction
ALT + ARROW KEY Resize selected item(s) outwards by 1 unit in arrow key direction
ALT + SHIFT + ARROW KEY Resize selected item(s) inwards by 1 unit in arrow key direction