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Keyboard shortcuts for SmartArt graphics

The keyboard shortcuts described in this Help topic refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on ot

Note To print this topic, press TAB to select Show All, press ENTER, and then press CTRL+P

Insert a SmartArt graphic in a Office document


1. In the Microsoft Office program where you want to insert the graphic, press ALT, then N, and
2. Press UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW to select the type of graphic that you want.
3. Press TAB to move to the Layout task pane.
4. Press the arrow keys to select the layout that you want.
5. Press ENTER to insert the selected layout.
Work with shapes in a SmartArt graphic
To do this
Select the next element in a SmartArt graphic.
Select the previous element in a SmartArt graphic.
Select all shapes.
Remove focus from the selected shape.
Nudge the selected shape up.
Nudge the selected shape down.
Nudge the selected shape left.
Nudge the selected shape right.
Edit text in the selected shape.
Delete the selected shape.
Cut the selected shape.
Copy the selected shape.
Paste the contents of the Clipboard.
Undo the last action.

Move and resize shapes in a SmartArt graphic


To do this
Enlarge the selected shape horizontally.
Reduce the selected shape horizontally.
Enlarge the selected shape vertically.
Reduce the selected shape vertically.
Rotate the selected shape to the right.
Rotate the selected shape to the left.

Notes

To apply more precise adjustments to shapes, press the CTRL key in addition to any of the abo
These keyboard shortcuts apply to multiple selections as if you selected each item individually.
Work with text in a SmartArt graphic
To do this
Move one character to the left.
Move one character to the right.
Move up one line.
Move down one line.
Move one word to the left.
Move one word to the right.
Move one paragraph up.
Move one paragraph down.
Move to the end of a line.
Move to the beginning of a line.
Move to the end of a text box.
Move to the beginning of a text box.
Cut selected text.
Copy selected text.
Paste selected text.
Undo the last action.
Delete one character to the left.
Delete one word to the left.
Delete one character to the right.
Delete one word to the right.
Promote the selected text.
Demote the selected text.
Check the spelling (not available in Word).

Apply character formatting


To do this
Open the Font dialog box.
Increase the font size of the selected text.
Decrease the font size of the selected text.
Switch the case of selected text (lower case, Title Case, UPPER CASE).

Apply bold formatting to the selected text.


Apply an underline to the selected text (not available in Word).
Apply italic formatting to the selected text.
Apply subscript formatting to the selected text.
Apply superscript formatting to the selected text.
Adjust the superscript/subscript offset up.
Adjust the superscript/subscript offset down.
Remove all character formatting from the selected text.

Copy text formatting


To do this
Copy formatting from the selected text.
Paste formatting to the selected text.
Note This functionality is not available in Office Word 2007.

Apply paragraph formatting


To do this
Center a paragraph.
Justify a paragraph.
Left align a paragraph.
Right align a paragraph.
Demote a bullet point.
Promote a bullet point.

Use the Text pane


To do this
Merge two lines of text.
Display the shortcut menu.
Switch between the Text pane and the drawing canvas.
Close the Text pane.
Switch the focus from the Text pane to the border of the SmartArt
graphic.
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TAB
SHIFT+TAB
CTRL+A
ESC
UP ARROW
DOWN ARROW
LEFT ARROW
RIGHT ARROW
ENTER or F2
DELETE or BACKSPACE
CTRL+X or SHIFT+DELETE
CTRL+C
CTRL+V
CTRL+Z

graphic
Press
SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
SHIFT+UP ARROW
SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
ALT+LEFT ARROW

press the CTRL key in addition to any of the above keyboard shortcuts.
lections as if you selected each item individually.
Press
LEFT ARROW
RIGHT ARROW
UP ARROW
DOWN ARROW
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
CTRL+UP ARROW
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
END
HOME
CTRL+END
CTRL+HOME
CTRL+X
CTRL+C
CTRL+V
CTRL+Z
BACKSPACE
CTRL+BACKSPACE
DELETE
CTRL+DELETE
ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
F7

Press
CTRL+SHIFT+F or CTRL+SHIFT+P
CTRL+SHIFT+>
CTRL+SHIFT+<
SHIFT+F3

CTRL+B
CTRL+U
CTRL+I
CTRL+EQUAL SIGN
CTRL+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+>
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+<
CTRL+SPACEBAR

Press
CTRL+SHIFT+C
CTRL+SHIFT+V
e Word 2007.

Press
CTRL+E
CTRL+J
CTRL+L
CTRL+R
TAB or ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
SHIFT+TAB or ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Press
DELETE at the end of the first line of text
SHIFT+F10
CTRL+SHIFT+F2
ALT+F4
ESC

CTRL+SHIFT+F1
nd exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

Graphic dialog box.