Keynote ‘09: Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use your keyboard, mouse, and trackpad to quickly accomplish many tasks in Keynote. To find the shortcuts for common menu commands, look in the menus (or see the menu shortcuts listed here). To complete an action, press the shortcut keys in the order shown.

ACTION
SHORTCUT
Working with objects

Select the next object on the canvas

Tab

Select the previous object on the canvas

Shift-Tab

Move selected object by one pixel

Arrow keys

Move selected object by ten pixels

Shift–arrow key

Add objects to (or remove them from) previously selected objects

Shift-click or Command-click

Add range to (or remove it from) previously selected range

Shift-drag or Command-drag

Constrain movement of object to 45° angles

Shift-drag

Resize object

Drag handle

Resize object from center

Option-drag handle

Constrain aspect ratio when resizing object

Shift-drag handle

Constrain aspect ratio when resizing object from center

Option-Shift-drag handle

Rotate object

Command-drag handle

Rotate object 45°

Shift-Command-drag handle

Rotate object around opposite handle (instead of center)

Command-Option-drag handle

Rotate object 45° around opposite handle (instead of center)

Shift-Command-Option-drag handle

Turn off alignment guides

Command-drag

Open shortcut menu for selected object

Control-click

Exit text editing mode and select the object

Command-Return

Mask or unmask image

Shift-Command-M

Exit mask mode or Alpha tool

Return, Enter, Command-Return, or double-click

Reenter mask mode

Double-click masked image

Duplicate selected object

Command-D or hold down Option and drag

Duplicate selected object and offset by 1 pixel

Command -Option–Arrow Key

Duplicate selected object and offset by 10 pixels

Command-Option-Shift–Arrow Key

Send object to the back

Shift-Command-B

Send object one layer back

Option-Shift-Command-B

Bring object to the front

Shift-Command-F

Bring object one layer forward

Option-Shift-Command-F

Group objects

Option-Command-G

Ungroup objects

Option-Shift-Command-G

Lock objects

Command-L

Unlock objects

Option-Command-L

Choose an object to insert

Shift-Command-V

Define object as text placeholder

Command-Option-Control-T

Define object as media placeholder

Command-Option-Control-I

Editing text

Select a word

Double-click in the word

Select a paragraph

Triple-click in the paragraph

Extend text selection

Click in the text, then Shift-click in another location in the text

Move one character to the right

Right Arrow

Move one character to the left

Left Arrow

Extend selection one character to the right

Shift–Right Arrow

Extend selection one character to the left

Shift–Left Arrow

Move to end of current or next word

Option–Right Arrow

Move to beginning of current or previous word

Option–Left Arrow

Extend selection to end of current word

Shift-Option–Right Arrow

Extend selection to beginning of current word

Shift-Option–Left Arrow

Move to end of current line

Command–Right Arrow

Move to beginning of current line

Command–Left Arrow

Extend selection to end of current line

Shift-Command–Right Arrow

Extend selection to beginning of current line

Shift-Command–Left Arrow

Move to the line above

Up Arrow

Move to the line below

Down Arrow

Extend selection to the line above

Shift–Up Arrow

Extend selection to the line below

Shift–Down Arrow

Move to beginning of current paragraph

Option–Up Arrow

Move to end of current paragraph

Option–Down Arrow

Extend selection to beginning of current paragraph

Shift-Option–Up Arrow

Extend selection to end of current paragraph

Shift-Option–Down Arrow

Move to beginning of text

Command–Up Arrow

Move to end of text

Command–Down Arrow

Extend selection to beginning of text

Shift-Command–Up Arrow

Extend selection to end of text

Shift-Command–Down Arrow

Delete previous character or selection

Delete

Delete next character or selection

Fwd Del (Del key); not available on all keyboards

Delete the part of the word to the left of the insertion point

Option-Delete

Delete the part of the word to the right of the insertion point

Option–Forward Delete

Copy paragraph style

Option-Command-C

Paste paragraph style

Option-Command-V

Make font size bigger

Command–plus sign (+) or Command–equal sign (=)

Make font size smaller

Command–minus sign (-)

Indent bullet

Tab

Move indented bullet to the left

Shift-Tab

Insert tab

Option-Tab

Insert line break (soft return)

Shift-Return

Insert paragraph break in body text without adding a bullet

Option-Return

Scroll to top of canvas (in text edit mode)

Home

Scroll to bottom of canvas (in text edit mode)

End

Stop editing text and select the text box or shape

Command-Return

Select text bullet and text

Click bullet

Move bullet and text, with all sub-bullets and text

Select bullet and drag

Playing a slideshow

Play slideshow

Option-Command-P or click the Play button in the toolbar

Play slideshow from the beginning

Option-click the Play button in the toolbar

Go to next build

Click, N, Space bar, Return, Page Down, Right Arrow, Down Arrow, or Shift–Right Arrow*

Go back to previous build

Shift–Left Arrow*, Shift–Page Up*, or [ (left bracket)

Go to next slide

Shift–Down Arrow*, Shift–Page Down*, or ] (right bracket)

Go back to previous slide

P, Delete, Page Up, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Shift–Up Arrow*

Go to first slide

Home

Go to last slide

End

Go back through previously viewed slides

Z

Hide presentation and show last application used

H

Note:  If you’re using a Mac with OS X v10.7 (Lion) or later, and the Keynote application window is expanded to full-screen view before beginning presentation playback, then pressing H ends the presentation and returns you to the Keynote window.

Pause presentation and show current slide (freeze)

F (to resume, press any key)

Pause presentation and show black screen

B (to resume, press any key)

Pause presentation and show white screen

W

Show or hide the pointer

C

Go to a particular slide in the slide switcher

Type slide number

Go to the next slide in the slide switcher

Plus sign (+) or equal sign (=)

Go to the previous slide in the slide switcher

Minus sign (–)

Go to the current slide and close the slide switcher

Return, Enter

Close the slide switcher

Escape

Reset the timer in the presenter display

R

Scroll notes up in the presenter display

U

Scroll notes down in the presenter display

D

Switch the primary and presenter display

X

Quit presentation

Escape, Q, Command-. (period), or . (period)

Proceeds to next slide

N

Playing Movies

Rewind movie (by frame if paused)

J (hold down)

Pause or play movie

K

Fast-forward movie (by frame if paused)

L (hold down)

Jump to beginning of movie

I

Jump to end of movie

O

Using the slide navigator

Create new slide at same level as last selected slide

Return, Enter

Indent slides to the right

Tab

Move indented slides to the left

Shift-Tab

Extend selection to the selected slide

Shift-click

Add the selected range to previously selected slides

Shift-drag

Add (or remove) selected slide to previously selected slides

Command-click or Shift-click

Add (or remove) selected range to previously selected slides

Command-drag

Duplicate slide

Command-D or Option-drag slide

Select next slide

Down Arrow

Extend selection to the next slide

Shift–Down Arrow

Select last slide

Command–Down Arrow

Extend selection to the last slide

Shift-Command–Down Arrow

Select previous slide

Up Arrow

Extend selection to previous slide

Shift–Up Arrow

Select first slide

Command–Up Arrow

Extend selection to first slide

Shift-Command–Up Arrow

Delete selected slides

Delete

Move to next slide

Down Arrow

Move to previous slide

Up Arrow

Scroll to first slide (in the slide navigator or light table view)

Home

Scroll to last slide (in the slide navigator or light table view)

End

Move to first slide (in the slide navigator or light table view)

Command–Up Arrow

Move to last slide (in the slide navigator or light table view)

Command–Down Arrow

Move to previous slide (while focus is on the slide canvas)

Page Up

Move to next slide (while focus is on the slide canvas)

Page Down, Control-V

Editing shapes and motion paths

Make a custom shape editable

Click the shape, then click it again

Move a point of an editable shape

Click a point and drag it to another location

Delete a point of an editable shape

Click a point and press the Delete key

Add a point to an editable shape

Option-click the shape border where you want to add a point

Change a corner point of an editable shape into a curved point

Double-click the corner point

Change a curved point of an editable shape into a corner point

Double-click the curved point

Reshape the curve of an editable shape

Click a point on the curve and move the control handles

Editing chart data

Show or hide Chart Data Editor

Shift-Command-D

Complete a cell entry and move the selection down

Return

Complete a cell entry and move the selection up

Shift-Return

Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the right

Tab

Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the left

Shift-Tab

Move one character left, right, to the beginning of text (up), or to the end of text (down)

Arrow keys (in text edit mode)

Complete a cell entry and select the cell

Enter

Move one cell in a given direction

Arrow keys (in cell selection mode)

Move to the beginning of the row

Home

Move to the last nonblank cell at the end of the current row

End

Extend the selection by one cell

Shift–arrow keys

Extend the selection to the beginning of the row

Shift-Home

Extend the selection to the end of the row

Shift-End

Working with tables

Add a row above the selected cells

Option-Up arrow

Add a row below the selected cells

Option-Down arrow

Add a column to the right of the selected cells

Option-Right arrow

Add a column to the left of the selected cells

Option-Left arrow

Delete selected table, border, or border segment, or contents of selected cells

Delete

Constrain the movement of the table and snap to guides

Shift-drag table

Duplicate table on move

Hold down Option and drag

Switch contents of selected cell with contents of another cell

Drag selected cell to another cell

Select cell

Click cell of selected table or double-click cell of unselected table

Copy contents of selected cell into another cell

Option-drag selected cell to another cell

Extend selection from selected cell to destination cell

Shift-click in destination cell

Add cell to (or remove cell from) selection

Command-click selected or unselected cell

Enter text edit mode

Return or Enter (in cell-selection mode)

Stop editing cell and select the cell

Command-Return

Select border

Click border of selected table or double-click border of unselected table

Add border to (or remove border from) selection

Shift-click border

Select border segment

Double-click border segment, or triple-click border segment if table is unselected

Add border segment to (or remove segment from) selection

Shift-click border segment or Command-click border segment

Move border to new position

Drag selected border

Move selected table, border, or border segment one pixel

Arrow key

Move selected table, border, or border segment ten pixels

Shift–arrow key

Select the next table cell to the left, right, up, or down

Arrow keys (in cell selection mode)

Extend cell selection by one cell

Shift–arrow keys (in cell selection mode)

Select next cell (or, if in last cell, add new row)

Tab

Select previous cell

Shift-Tab

Stop editing cell and select the table

Command-Return twice

Insert a Tab at insertion point in the selected cell

Option-Tab (in text edit mode)

Create a table by dragging

Option-click Table in the toolbar, then drag to resize the table (continue holding down the Option key to size the table from its center)

Open table formatting menu for selected table or cells

Control-click table

Cycle through (shift for reverse order) absoluteness of selected reference(s)

Command-K, Shift-Command-K

Cycle through (shift for reverse order) absoluteness of selected reference(s)’s start and end cells.

Option-Command-K, Shift-Option-Command-K

Formula shortcuts (in tables)

Open Formula Editor for selected non formulas cell

=

Open Formula Editor for cell containing formula or formatted number

=, Return, Enter, or double-click

In Formula Editor, save changes

Return or Enter, or click Accept button

In Formula Editor, discard changes

Escape, or click Cancel button

Creating cell reference at insertion point in formulas (in tables)

Extend or shrink a selected cell reference

Shift-Option–arrow keys

Navigate to first or last non-header cell in row or column

Option-Command-arrow keys

Change a selected cell reference back to text

Option-Return

Insert a line break

Option-Return

Insert a tab

Option-Tab

General

Create new document from Theme Chooser

Shift-Command-N

Show the Font window

Click Fonts in the toolbar or Command-T

Show or hide Format Bar

Shift-Command-R

Show the Colors window

Click Colors in the toolbar or Shift-Command-C

Show the Inspector window

Click Inspector in the toolbar or Option-Command-I

Show rulers

Command-R

Zoom in or out

Click the zoom button (bottom left of slide window) or Command-> (zoom in), Command-< (zoom out)

Open Keynote Help

Command-?

Show or hide the toolbar

Command-Option-T

Using trackpad gestures on supported computers

Advance to next slide or build (presenter mode)

Three-finger swipe left to right

Go back to previous slide or build (presenter mode)

Shift + three-finger swipe right to left

Go back to previous slide (presenter mode)

Three-finger swipe right to left

Enlarge/shrink selected image, text box, chart, or shape from center

Pinch open/close

Rotate selected image, text box, or shape around center

Two-finger rotate

Constrain rotation of selected image, text box, or shape to 45°

Shift-two-finger rotate

Increase/decrease font size of selected text

Pinch open/close

Published Date: Jul 27, 2012
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