Open Office Writer Shortcut Keys
OpenOffice author is a phrase processing application just like Microsoft word. OpenOffice is an open supply software program suite, and in addition to the author application, it includes Base, Calc, Draw, impress and Math, all akin to Microsoft office packages. OpenOffice is available to be downloaded totally free.
Ctrl+A – Select all
Ctrl+J – Justify
Ctrl+D – Double Underline
Ctrl+E – Centred
Ctrl+F – 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 (zero) – Apply Default paragraph style
Ctrl+1 – Apply Heading 1 paragraph style
Ctrl+2 – Apply Heading 2 paragraph style
Ctrl+3 – Apply Heading 3 paragraph style
Ctrl+5 – 1.5 Line Spacing
Ctrl+[+] – Calculates the selected text and copies the result to the clipboard
Ctrl+- – Custom hyphens; hyphenation set by you
Ctrl+Shift+- – Non-breaking dash (is not used for hyphenation)
Ctrl+* (only on number pad) – Run macro field
Ctrl+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 multi-columnar texts
Alt+Enter – Inserting a new paragraph without numbering
Alt+Enter – Inserting a new paragraph directly before or after a section or a table
Arrow Left – Move cursor to left
Shift+Arrow Left – Move cursor with selection to the left
Ctrl+Arrow Left – Go to beginning of word
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left – Selecting to the left word by word
Arrow Right – Move cursor to right
Shift+Arrow Right – Move cursor with selection to the right
Ctrl+Arrow Right – Go to end of word
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right – Selecting to the right word by word
Arrow Up – Move up one line
Shift+Arrow Up – Selecting lines in an upwards direction
Arrow Down – Move cursor down one line
Shift+Arrow Down – Selecting lines in a downward direction
Home – Go to beginning of line
Shift+Home – Go and select to the beginning of a line
End – Go to end of line
Shift+End – Go and select to end of line
Ctrl+Home – Go to start of document
Ctrl+Shift+Home – Go and select text to start of document
Ctrl+End – Go to end of document
Ctrl+Shift+End – 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+Delete – Delete text to end of word
Ctrl+Backspace – Delete text to beginning of word
Ctrl+Shift+Delete – 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
Alt+W – Spell checker dialog: Call back the original unknown word into the text box
F10+ double-click /Ctrl+Shift+F10 – Dock or un-dock the Navigator, Styles and Formatting window, or other windows.
Ctrl+A – If the active cell is empty, ctrl+a selects the whole table; otherwise it selects the contents of the active cell. Pressingctrl+a a second time selects the entire table.
Ctrl+Home – If the active cell is empty, ctrl+home moves the cursor to the beginning of the table. Pressing ctrl+home again moves the cursor to the beginning of document.
Ctrl+End – If the active cell is empty, ctrl+end moves the cursor to the end of the table. Pressing ctrl+end again moves the cursor to the end of document.
Ctrl+Tab – Inserts a tab stop (only in tables). Depending on the Window Manager in use, alt+tab may be used instead.
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Up – Jumps to start of table.
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Down – Jumps to end of table.
Alt+Arrow Keys – Increases or decreases the size of the column or row on the right or bottom cell edge.
Alt+Shift+Arrow Keys – Increases or decreases the size of the column or row on the left or top cell edge.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Keys – Like Alt, but only the active cell is modified.
Alt+Insert – Provides 3 seconds in Insert mode, during which time pressing an Arrow key inserts a row or column, or ctrl+arrow key will insert a cell.
Alt+Delete – Provides 3 seconds in Delete mode, during which time pressing an Arrow key deletes a row or column, or ctrl+arrow keymerges the active cell with the neighbouring 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.
Ctrl+Shift+Delete – If nothing is selected, the contents of the next cell will be deleted. If cells are selected, the whole row(s) of the selection will be deleted. If all rows are selected completely or partially, the entire table will be deleted
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Up/Ctrl+Arrow Up – Moves the active paragraph or selected paragraphs up one paragraph.
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Arrow Down – Moves 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.