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Work with shapes in a Smart Art graphic in Microsoft Office


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Work with shapes in a Smart Art graphic in Microsoft Office

ACTION

SHORTCUT KEY

Select the next element in a Smart Art graphic.

TAB

Select the previous element in a Smart Art graphic.

SHIFT+TAB

Select all shapes.

CTRL+A

Remove focus from the selected shape.

ESC

Nudge the selected shape up.

UP ARROW

Nudge the selected shape down.

DOWN ARROW

Nudge the selected shape left.

LEFT ARROW

Nudge the selected shape right.

RIGHT ARROW

Edit text in the selected shape.

ENTER or F2

Delete the selected shape.

DELETE or BACKSPACE

Cut the selected shape.

CTRL+X or SHIFT+DELETE

Copy the selected shape.

CTRL+C

Paste the contents of the Clipboard.

CTRL+V

Undo the last action.

CTRL+Z

Move and resize shapes in a SmartArt graphic

ACTION

SHORTCUT KEY

Enlarge the selected shape horizontally.

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Reduce the selected shape horizontally.

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Enlarge the selected shape vertically.

SHIFT+UP ARROW

Reduce the selected shape vertically.

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Rotate the selected shape to the right.

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Rotate the selected shape to the left.

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Work with text in a Smart Art graphic

ACTION

SHORTCUT KEY

Move one character to the left.

LEFT ARROW

Move one character to the right.

RIGHT ARROW

Move up one line.

UP ARROW

Move down one line.

DOWN ARROW

Move one word to the left.

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move one word to the right.

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move one paragraph up.

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move one paragraph down.

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Move to the end of a line.

END

Move to the beginning of a line.

HOME

Move to the end of a text box.

CTRL+END

Move to the beginning of a text box.

CTRL+HOME

Cut selected text.

CTRL+X

Copy selected text.

CTRL+C

Paste selected text.

CTRL+V

Undo the last action.

CTRL+Z

Delete one character to the left.

BACKSPACE

Delete one word to the left.

CTRL+BACKSPACE

Delete one character to the right.

DELETE

Delete one word to the right.

CTRL+DELETE

Promote the selected text.

ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Demote the selected text.

ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Check the spelling (not available in Word).

F7

Apply character formatting

ACTION

SHORTCUT KEY

Open the Font dialog box.

CTRL+SHIFT+F or CTRL+SHIFT+P

Increase the font size of the selected text.

CTRL+SHIFT+>

Decrease the font size of the selected text.

CTRL+SHIFT+<

Switch the case of selected text (lower case, Title Case, UPPER CASE).

SHIFT+F3

Apply bold formatting to the selected text.

CTRL+B

Apply an underline to the selected text (not available in Word).

CTRL+U

Apply italic formatting to the selected text.

CTRL+I

Apply subscript formatting to the selected text.

CTRL+EQUAL SIGN

Apply superscript formatting to the selected text.

CTRL+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN

Adjust the superscript/subscript offset up.

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+>

Adjust the superscript/subscript offset down.

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+<

Remove all character formatting from the selected text.

CTRL+SPACEBAR

Copy text formatting

ACTION

SHORTCUT KEY

Copy formatting from the selected text.

CTRL+SHIFT+C

Paste formatting to the selected text.

CTRL+SHIFT+V

NOTE this functionality is not available in Office Word 2007.

Apply paragraph formatting

ACTION

SHORTCUT KEY

Center a paragraph.

CTRL+E

Justify a paragraph.

CTRL+J

Left align a paragraph.

CTRL+L

Right align a paragraph.

CTRL+R

Demote a bullet point.

TAB or ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Promote a bullet point.

SHIFT+TAB or ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Use the Text pane

ACTION

SHORTCUT KEY

Display the shortcut menu.

SHIFT+F10

Switch between the Text pane and the drawing canvas.

CTRL+SHIFT+F2

Close the Text pane.

ALT+F4

 Switch the focus from the Text pane to the border of the Smart Art graphic.

ESC

Open the Smart Art graphics Help topic.

CTRL+SHIFT+F1


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