LibreOffice Writer Shortcut Keys
Updated: Oct 15, 2020
Function Keys for LibreOffice Writer
Shortcut keys Effect
F2 To Formula Bar
Ctrl+F2 To Insert Fields
F3 To Complete AutoText
Ctrl+F3 To Edit AutoText
F4 To Open Data Source View
Shift+F4 To Select next frame
F5 To Navigator on or off
Ctrl+Shift+F5 To Navigator on, go to page number
F7 To Spellcheck
Ctrl+F7 To Thesaurus
F8 To Extension mode
Ctrl+F8 To Field shadings on or off
Shift+F8 To Additional selection mode
Ctrl+Shift+F8 To Block selection mode
F9 To Update fields
Ctrl+F9 To Show fields
Shift+F9 To Calculate Table
Ctrl+Shift+F9 To Update Input Fields and Input Lists
Ctrl+F10 To Non printing Characters on or off
F11 To Styles and Formatting window on or off
Shift+F11 To Create Style
Ctrl+F11 To Sets focus to Apply Style box
Ctrl+Shift+F11 To Update Style
F12 T0 Numbering on
Ctrl+F12 To Insert or edit Table
Shift+F12 To Bullets on
Ctrl+Shift+F12 To Numbering or Bullets off
Shortcut Keys for LibreOffice Writer
Shortcut keys Effect
Ctrl+A To Select All
Ctrl+J To Justify Alignment
Ctrl+D To Double Underline
Ctrl+E To Centere Alignment
Ctrl+F To Find and Replace
Ctrl+Shift+P To Superscript
Ctrl+L To Left Alignment
Ctrl+R To Right Alignment
Ctrl+Shift+B To Subscript
Ctrl+Y To Redo last action
Ctrl+0 (zero) For Default paragraph style
Ctrl+1 For Heading 1 paragraph style
Ctrl+2 For Heading 2 paragraph style
Ctrl+3 For Heading 3 paragraph style
Ctrl+5 For 1.5 Line Spacing
Ctrl+ Plus Key(+) To Calculates the selected text and copies the result to the clipboard.
Ctrl+Hyphen(-) To Custom hyphens; hyphenation set by us.
Ctrl+Shift+minus sign (-) To Non-breaking dash
Ctrl+multiplication sign * To Run macro field
Ctrl+Shift+Space To Non-breaking spaces. Non-breaking spaces are not used for hyphenation and are not expanded if the text is justified.
Shift+Enter To Line break without paragraph change
Ctrl+Enter For Manual page break
Ctrl+Shift+Enter For Column break in multi columnar texts
Alt+Enter To Insert a new paragraph without numbering
Alt+Enter To Insert a new paragraph directly before or after a section or a table.
Arrow Left To Move cursor to left
Shift+Arrow Left To Move cursor with selection to the left
Ctrl+Arrow Left For Go to beginning of word
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left For Selecting to the left word by word
Arrow Right To Move cursor to right
Shift+Arrow Right To Move cursor with selection to the right
Ctrl+Arrow Right For Go to start of next word
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right For Selecting to the right word by word
Arrow Up To Move cursor up one line
Shift+Arrow Up For Selecting lines in an upwards direction
Ctrl+Arrow Up To Move cursor to beginning of the previous paragraph
Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Up For Select to beginning of paragraph. Next keystroke extends selection to beginning of previous paragraph
Arrow Down To Move cursor down one line
Shift+Arrow Down For Selecting lines in a downward direction
Ctrl+Arrow Down To Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph.
Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Down For Select to end of paragraph. Next keystroke extends selection to end of next paragraph
Home For Go to beginning of line
Shift+Home For Go and select to the beginning of a line
End For Go to end of line
Shift+End For Go and select to end of line
Ctrl+Home For Go to start of document
Ctrl+Shift+Home For Go and select text to start of document
Ctrl+End For Go to end of document
Ctrl+Shift+End For Go and select text to end of document
Ctrl+PageUp To Switch cursor between text and header
Ctrl+PageDown To Switch cursor between text and footer
Insert To Insert mode on or off
PageUp To Screen page up
Shift+PageUp To Move up screen page with selection
PageDown To Move down screen page
Shift+PageDown To Move down screen page with selection
Ctrl+Del To Delete text to end of word
Ctrl+Backspace To Delete text to beginning of word
In a list: delete an empty paragraph in front of the current paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+Del 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+ double-click or Ctrl+Shift+F10 Use this combination to quickly dock or undock the Navigator, Styles and Formatting window, or other windows
Shortcut Keys for Tables in LibreOffice Writer
Shortcut Keys Effect
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+Arrow Keys Increases/decreases the size of the column/row on the right/bottom cell edge
Alt+Shift+Arrow Keys Increase/decrease the size of the column/row on the left/top cell edge
Alt+Ctrl+Arrow Keys Like Alt, but only the active cell is modified
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Keys Like Alt, but only the active cell is modified
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
Shortcut Keys for Moving and Resizing Frames, Graphics and Objects
Shortcut Keys Effect
Esc Cursor is inside a text frame and no text is selected: Escape selects the text frame.
Text frame is selected: Escape clears the cursor from the text frame.
F2 or Enter or any key that produces a character on screen: 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+Arrow Keys Move object.
Alt+Ctrl+Arrow Keys Resizes by moving lower right corner.
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Keys Resizes by moving top left corner.
Ctrl+Tab Selects the anchor of an object (in Edit Points mode).