AppleWorks 6

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AppleWorks Help

General keyboard shortcuts

Step-by-step instructions and many more keyboard shortcuts are in AppleWorks Help. Open AppleWorks Help in any of the following ways: m Press F1. m Choose AppleWorks Help from the Help menu. m In a dialog box, click the “?” button (if available).

Close Copy Cut Exit Find/Change

Ctrl+W Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete Ctrl+Q or Alt+F4 Ctrl+F

To get information (“tooltips”) about an item in the Button Bar or Tools window, let the pointer rest over the item. Note: For the Button Bar, you can turn tooltips off and on in the Customize Button Bar dialog box.
View controls Click to zoom in or out. Click to show or hide the Tools window. Alt-click to show the Preferences dialog box.

Find Again Ctrl+E (With the Find dialog box closed) Help New (Opens a new word-processing document. Choose a different document type in the General Preferences dialog box.) Open Page View Paste F1 Ctrl+N

Click to specify zoom percentage.

Double-click to go to a specific page (in Page View).

Ctrl+O Shift+Ctrl+P Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert Ctrl+P Ctrl+S Shift+Ctrl+S Ctrl+A Ctrl+= (equal sign) Shift+Ctrl+Y Shift+Ctrl+Z Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace

Show/Hide window shortcuts

Print Save Save As Select All Spelling: Check Document Spelling: Check Selection Thesaurus Undo/Redo

Show/Hide Accents Show/Hide Button Bar Show/Hide Clippings Show/Hide Links Show/Hide Rulers Show/Hide Starting Points Show/Hide Tools

Ctrl+K Shift+Ctrl+X Ctrl+2 Shift+Ctrl+M Shift+Ctrl+U Ctrl+1 Shift+Ctrl+T

Tools window

Table keyboard shortcuts
Action or command Keyboard shortcut

To open the Tools window, choose Show Tools from the Window menu or press Shift+Ctrl+T.
Text Frame tools Painting Arrow Line Drawing tools (available in all document types) Rounded rectangle Arc Freehand Regular polygon Painting tools (available in painting frames and documents) Table tools Selection rectangle Magic wand Pencil Spray can Table editing tool Rectangle/ square Oval/circle Irregular polygon Bezier shape Eyedropper Lasso Paintbrush Paint bucket Eraser Table cutting tool Color Pattern Wallpaper Formatting and palette buttons Pen Text Gradient Line weight Arrow style Table Spreadsheet

Insert table Insert cells (above selected row or to left of selected column) Delete selected row or column Merge selected cells Subdivide selected cell or cells


Shift+Ctrl+I Shift+Ctrl+K Ctrl+M Ctrl+J

Typing and moving around in a table
To move Do this

To any cell

Click inside the cell. (Double-click if the table is not selected.) Press the Ctrl key and the Left Arrow key. Press the Ctrl key and the Right Arrow key. Press the Ctrl key and the Up Arrow key. Press the Ctrl key and the Down Arrow key.

One cell to the left One cell to the right One cell up One cell down


Word processing
Shortcuts for selecting text Text ruler controls
Paragraph margin

Word Line Paragraph From insertion point to beginning of paragraph From insertion point to end of paragraph Extend selection

Double-click word Click line three times Click paragraph four times Shift+Ctrl+Up Arrow Shift+Ctrl+Down Arrow Click one end of selection, then Shift+click the other Click one end, then press Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow Ctrl+A

Drag to set only the left margin.

Drag to set the first-line indent. Drag to set the right margin. Drag to set both the left margin and first-line indent.

Paragraph alignment





Extend selection a paragraph at a time Whole document

Line spacing

Click to decrease. Click to increase. Double-click to change settings.
Tab markers

Entering special characters

Nonbreaking space Line break (soft return) Column break Page break Section break

Ctrl+Space bar Shift+Enter Enter (keypad) Ctrl+Enter Shift+Ctrl+Enter

To set a tab, drag a tab marker to the text ruler.
Center Right


Align on specific character

Number of columns

Click to decrease. Click to increase. Double-click to change settings.

Entry bar Address of selected cell Click to cancel entry. Type data here. Click to select or define a named range of cells. Click to accept entry. Click to enter a function.

Controls window Panel for creating master slides Panel for organizing slides

Panel for setting slide show options Panel for creating slides

Keyboard and mouse shortcuts

Add a slide or folder. Delete selected slide or folder.

Fill Down Fill Right Insert Cells Make Chart Modify a chart element Sort
To accept current entry and

Ctrl+D Ctrl+R Shift+Ctrl+I Ctrl+M Double-click chart element Ctrl+J

Allow selected slide to print. Show selected slide in slide show.

Hide selected slide in slide show. Prevent selected slide from printing.

Navigation in slide show mode

Go to first slide Go to last slide Go to next slide Return to previous slide Stop slide show

Home End Page Down or Tab Page Up or Shift+Tab Esc, Q, or Ctrl+. (period)

Move one cell down Move one cell up Move one cell right Move one cell left

Enter or Down Arrow Shift+Enter or Up Arrow Tab or Right Arrow Shift+Tab or Left Arrow

Note: You can change some of these navigation techniques in the General Preferences dialog box.

Status panel
Browse and List modes

Keyboard and mouse shortcuts

Activate a field
Drag to display a different record. Click to go to the previous record. Click to go to the next record. Click and type a record number to go to a specific record. Number of visible records Number of selected records Sort status Layouts Searches Reports Sorts
Find mode

Tab, or click inside the field Ctrl+Enter Shift+Ctrl+F Ctrl+Alt+G Ctrl+R Click the record outside a field Click the first record, then Shift+click the last record Ctrl+click

Deselect all records Find (create a find request) Go to a record New record Select a record Select contiguous records

Select or deselect records individually

Move to the next field
Click and type a number to go to a specific find request. Number of find requests

Tab Shift+Tab

Move to the previous field

Search all or only visible records. Hide found records. Click to find records.
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