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CorelDraw Shortcut keys

In this article I am trying to explain almost all shortcut keys of CorelDraw.

Key

Description

B

Set the bottom alignment of the selected objects.

E

Horizontally alignment the centers of the selected objects

C

Vertically alignment the centers of the selected objects

L

Set the left alignment of the selected objects

R

Set the right alignment of the selected objects

T

Set the top alignment of the selected objects

I

Add artistic brush, spray, and calligraphic effects by using freehand strokes.

Ctrl+PgDn

Back One

Ctrl+B

Make the text bold.

Ctrl+K

Break the object apart to create multiple objects and paths.

Ctrl+Enter

Brings up the Property Bar and gives focus to the first visible item that can be tabbed to

Ctrl+E

Center text within the bounding box.

Ctrl+T

Change the properties of text characters.

Ctrl+Shift+B

Color Balance

Ctrl+Enter

Column/&Frame Break

Ctrl+L

Combine objects into a single object with common properties.

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Converts an outline to an object

Ctrl+Q

Allow the object to be modified by using the shape tools.

Ctrl+C

Place copies of one or more objects on the Clipboard.

Ctrl+Insert

Place copies of one or more objects on the Clipboard.

Ctrl+X

Move one or more objects to the Clipboard.

Shift+Delete

Move one or more objects to the Clipboard.

Delete

Deletes the selected object(s)

Delete

Deletes the character to the right of the text caret

Delete

Deletes the character to the right of the text caret

Ctrl+Delete

Deletes the word to the right of the text caret

Ctrl+Delete

Deletes the word to the right of the text caret

Shift+B

Distributes selected objects to the bottom

Shift+E

Horizontally Distributes the centers of the selected objects

Shift+C

Vertically Distributes the centers of the selected objects

Shift+L

Distributes selected objects to the left

Shift+R

Distributes selected objects to the right

Shift+P

Horizontally Distributes the space between the selected objects

Shift+A

Vertically Distributes the space between the selected objects

Shift+T

Distributes selected objects to the top

Ctrl+D

Duplicates the selected object(s) and offsets by a specified amount

Alt+Shift+D

Align objects with other objects by using dynamic guidelines.

Ctrl+Shift+T

Modify text by using a text editor.

Alt+_

Em &Dash

Alt+_

Em &Dash

Ctrl+Shift+M

E&m Space

Ctrl+Shift+M

E&m Space

Alt+-

En D&ash

Alt+-

En D&ash

Ctrl+Shift+N

E&n Space

Ctrl+Shift+N

E&n Space

X

Remove unwanted areas in a drawing.

Ctrl+A

Expand Selection

Ctrl+E

Save a duplicate of the document to a different file format.

Ctrl+F

Selects object(s) by specified properties

Ctrl+Shift+F

Choose a typeface for new or selected text.

Ctrl+Shift+F

Choose a typeface for new or selected text.

Ctrl+NUMPAD2

Decreases font size to previous point size

Ctrl+NUMPAD2

Decreases font size to previous point size

Ctrl+NUMPAD2

Decreases font size to previous point size

Ctrl+NUMPAD8

Increases font size to next point size

Ctrl+NUMPAD8

Increases font size to next point size

Ctrl+NUMPAD8

Increases font size to next point size

Ctrl+Shift+P

Specify the font size.

Ctrl+Shift+P

Specify the font size.

Ctrl+NUMPAD6

Increase font size to next setting in Font Size List

Ctrl+NUMPAD4

Decrease font size to previous setting available in the Font Size List

Ctrl+Shift+W

Shows a list of all the available/active font weights

Ctrl+H

Align all text with both the left and right sides of the bounding box.

Ctrl+PgUp

Forward One

Ctrl+J

Align all text, excluding the last line, with both the left and right sides of the bounding box.

D

Draw a grid.

Ctrl+G

Group objects while preserving their individual attributes.

Ctrl+Shift+H

Shows a list of all the available/active HTML font sizes

Ctrl+,

Changes the text to horizontal direction

Ctrl+Shift+U

Hue/Saturation/Lightness

Ctrl+I

Import a file into the active document.

G

Create a fill dynamically by using markers in the drawing window and property bar to change the angle, midpoint, and color.

Ctrl+I

Make the text italic.

Ctrl+I

Make the text italic.

Ctrl+Shift+J

Join curves using endpoint tolerance

Ctrl+L

Align text with the left side of the bounding box.

Ctrl+L

Align text with the left side of the bounding box.

Ctrl+M

Merge cells into one cell.

M

Fill an object by blending multiple colors or shades arranged over a mesh grid.

Ctrl+DnArrow

Micro Nudge Anchor Down

Ctrl+LeftArrow

Micro Nudge Anchor Left

Ctrl+RightArrow

Micro Nudge Anchor Right

Ctrl+UpArrow

Micro Nudge Anchor Up

Ctrl+DnArrow

Nudges the object downward by the Micro Nudge factor

Ctrl+LeftArrow

Nudges the object to the left by the Micro Nudge factor

Ctrl+RightArrow

Nudges the object to the right by the Micro Nudge factor

Ctrl+UpArrow

Nudges the object upward by the Micro Nudge factor

DnArrow

Move Down

PgDn

Moves the text caret down 1 frame

DnArrow

Moves the text caret down 1 line

Ctrl+DnArrow

Moves the text caret down 1 paragraph

LeftArrow

Move Left

LeftArrow

Moves the text caret left 1 character

Ctrl+LeftArrow

Moves the text caret left 1 word

RightArrow

Move Right

RightArrow

Moves the text caret right 1 character

Ctrl+RightArrow

Moves the text caret right 1 word

UpArrow

Move Up

PgUp

Moves the text caret up 1 frame

UpArrow

Moves the text caret up 1 line

Ctrl+UpArrow

Moves the text caret up 1 paragraph

Ctrl+Home

Moves the text caret to the beginning of the frame

Home

Moves the text caret to the beginning of the line

Ctrl+PgUp

Moves the text caret to the beginning of the text

Ctrl+End

Moves the text caret to the end of the frame

End

Moves the text caret to the end of the line

Ctrl+PgDn

Moves the text caret to the end of the text

Ctrl+PgDn

Moves the text caret to the end of the text

N

Brings up the Navigator window allowing you to navigate to any object in the document

Ctrl+N

Start a new document.

PgDn

Goes to the next page

Ctrl+Shift+-

Non-breaking &Hyphen

Ctrl+_

Non-breaking &Hyphen

Ctrl+Shift+-

Non-breaking &Hyphen

Ctrl+_

Non-breaking &Hyphen

Ctrl+Shift+-

Non-breaking &Hyphen

Ctrl+_

Non-breaking &Hyphen

Ctrl+Shift+Space

Non-breaking &Space

Ctrl+Shift+Space

Non-breaking &Space

Ctrl+N

Do not align text with the bounding box.

Ctrl+N

Do not align text with the bounding box.

DnArrow

Nudge Anchor Down

LeftArrow

Nudge Anchor Left

RightArrow

Nudge Anchor Right

UpArrow

Nudge Anchor Up

DnArrow

Nudges the object downward

LeftArrow

Nudges the object to the left

RightArrow

Nudges the object to the right

UpArrow

Nudges the object upward

Ctrl+O

Open an existing document by browsing to the folder where the document is located.

Ctrl+-

&Optional Hyphen

Ctrl+-

&Optional Hyphen

Ctrl+-

&Optional Hyphen

Ctrl+J

Set your workspace preferences.

H

Drag hidden areas of a drawing into view without changing the zoom level.

Ctrl+V

Place the Clipboard contents in the document.

Shift+Insert

Place the Clipboard contents in the document.

Y

Draw polygons by dragging in the drawing window.

PgUp

Goes to the previous page

Ctrl+P

Choose printing options, and print the active document.

Alt+Enter

Allows the properties of an object to be viewed and edited

Ctrl+Shift+R

&Record Temporary Macro

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Reapply the last undone action.

Ctrl+W

Redraws the drawing window

Ctrl+R

Repeats the last operation

Ctrl+Shift+P

Run Tem&porary Macro

Ctrl+Shift+E

Sample a color from the desktop to apply to the selected nodes.

Ctrl+Shift+S

Saves the active drawing with a new name

Ctrl+S

Save the active document.

Ctrl+A

Select All Anchors

Shift+DnArrow

Select Down

Shift+PgDn

Selects text downwards by 1 frame

Shift+DnArrow

Selects text downwards by 1 line

Ctrl+Shift+DnArrow

Selects text downwards by 1 paragraph

Shift+LeftArrow

Selects the character to the left of the text caret

Ctrl+Shift+LeftArrow

Selects the word to the left of the text caret

Shift+RightArrow

Selects the character to the right of the text caret

Ctrl+Shift+RightArrow

Selects the word to the right of the text caret

Shift+UpArrow

Select Up

Shift+PgUp

Selects text upwards by 1 frame

Shift+UpArrow

Selects text upwards by 1 line

Ctrl+Shift+UpArrow

Selects text upwards by 1 paragraph

Ctrl+Shift+Home

Selects text to the beginning of the frame

Shift+Home

Selects text to the beginning of the line

Ctrl+Shift+PgUp

Selects text to the beginning of the text

Ctrl+Shift+End

Selects text to the end of the frame

Shift+End

Selects text to the end of the line

Ctrl+Shift+PgDn

Selects text to the end of the text

Ctrl+Shift+C

Shows non-printing characters

Ctrl+Shift+K

Reduce the size of uppercase letters in the text.

Shift+S

Convert freehand strokes to basic shapes or smoothed curves.

Ctrl+Y

Align objects with the grid.

Alt+Z

Align objects with other objects in the document.

A

Draw symmetrical and logarithmic spirals.

Ctrl+Shift+D

Shows Step and Repeat docker

Ctrl+Shift+O

St&op Recording

Ctrl+Shift+S

Shows a list of all the styles in the drawing

Shift+DnArrow

Super Nudge Anchor Down

Shift+LeftArrow

Super Nudge Anchor Left

Shift+RightArrow

Super Nudge Anchor Right

Shift+UpArrow

Super Nudge Anchor Up

Shift+DnArrow

Nudges the object downward by the Super Nudge factor

Shift+LeftArrow

Nudges the object to the left by the Super Nudge factor

Shift+RightArrow

Nudges the object to the right by the Super Nudge factor

Shift+UpArrow

Nudges the object upward by the Super Nudge factor

Delete

Delete the selected table

Shift+PgDn

Move the object to the back of the layer.

Ctrl+End

To Back Of Page

Shift+PgUp

Move the object to the front of the layer.

Ctrl+Home

To Front Of Page

Ctrl+Space

Toggles between the current tool and the Pick tool

Ctrl+U

Underline the text.

Ctrl+Z

Cancel the previous action.

Alt+Backspace

Cancel the previous action.

Ctrl+U

Break a group into individual objects or groups.

Ctrl+M

Add or remove a bulleted-list format.

Ctrl+Shift+D

Add or remove a drop cap.

Ctrl+.

Changes the text to vertical

Z

Change the magnification level of the document window.

Ctrl+Alt+Space

¼ &Em Space

 


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