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Shortcut Keys for Drawing Objects

You can create and edit drawing objects using the keyboard.

Some of the shortcut keys may be assigned to your desktop system. Keys that are assigned to the desktop system are not available to Office. Try to assign different keys either for Office, in Tools - Customise - Keyboard, or in your desktop system.

To Create and Edit a Drawing Object

  1. Press F6 to navigate to the Drawing bar.

  2. Press the Right arrow key until you reach the toolbar icon of a drawing tool.

  3. If there is an arrow next to the icon, the drawing tool opens a sub-toolbar. Press the Up or Down arrow key to open the sub-toolbar, then press the Right or Left key to select an icon.

  4. Press Ctrl +Enter.

The object is created at the centre of the current document.

  1. To return to the document, press Ctrl +F6.

You can use the arrow keys to position the object where you want. To choose a command from the context menu for the object, press Shift+F10.

To Select an Object

  1. Press Ctrl +F6 to enter the document.

  2. Press Tab until you reach the object you want to select.