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LibreOffice

A Great Free Office Suite

Favorite Shortcuts

By

Scott Sekinger

1/20/14


Do you need an offices suite, but you do not want to pay a lot of money for Microsoft Office, Corel's WordPerfect Office, etc? If so I have some great news for you. There is great free office suite called LibreOffice. That cost $0. Yes that is right it is 100% free and legally.

Liberoffice includes a word processor, a spreadsheet, program, a presentation program, a database program, and more. LibreOffice is compatible with MS Office, and is easy to use.

CNET Download.com gave it 5 stars. They said that “LibreOffice offers up a free alternative, and we found it on par with its more popular competitor.


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Below are some keyboard shortcuts for each program.


Keyboard shortcuts for Writer (the word processor)


Shortcut keys

Effect

F2

Formula Bar

Ctrl+F2

Insert Fields

F3

Complete AutoText

Ctrl+F3

Edit AutoText

F4

Open Data Source View

Shift+F4

Select next frame

F5

Navigator on/off

Ctrl+Shift+F5

Navigator on, go to page number

F7

Spellcheck

Ctrl+F7

Thesaurus

F8

Extension mode

Ctrl+F8

Field shadings on / off

Shift+F8

Additional selection mode

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Block selection mode

F9

Update fields

Ctrl+F9

Show fields

Shift+F9

Calculate Table

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Update Input Fields and Input Lists

Ctrl+F10

Nonprinting Characters on/off

F11

Styles and Formatting window on/off

Shift+F11

Create Style

Ctrl+F11

Sets focus to Apply Style box

Ctrl+Shift+F11

Update Style

F12

Numbering on

Ctrl+F12

Insert or edit Table

Shift+F12

Bullets on

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Numbering / Bullets off


You can get more shortcuts at https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Shortcut_Keys_for_Writer.


Keyboard shortcuts for Spreadsheets (the spreadsheet program)


Shortcut Keys

Effect

Ctrl+Home

Moves the cursor to the first cell in the sheet (A1).

Ctrl+End

Moves the cursor to the last cell on the sheet that contains data.

Home

Moves the cursor to the first cell of the current row.

End

Moves the cursor to the last cell of the current row.

Shift+Home

Selects cells from the current cell to the first cell of the current row.

Shift+End

Selects cells from the current cell to the last cell of the current row.

Shift+Page Up

Selects cells from the current cell up to one page in the current column or extends the existing selection one page up.

Shift+Page Down

Selects cells from the current cell down to one page in the current column or extends the existing selection one page down.

Ctrl+Left Arrow

Moves the cursor to the left edge of the current data range. If the column to the left of the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves to the next column to the left that contains data.

Ctrl+Right Arrow

Moves the cursor to the right edge of the current data range. If the column to the right of the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves to the next column to the right that contains data.

Ctrl+Up Arrow

Moves the cursor to the top edge of the current data range. If the row above the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves up to the next row that contains data.

Ctrl+Down Arrow

Moves the cursor to the bottom edge of the current data range. If the row below the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves down to the next row that contains data.

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow

Selects all cells containing data from the current cell to the end of the continuous range of data cells, in the direction of the arrow pressed. If used to select rows and columns together, a rectangular cell range is selected.

Ctrl+Page Up

Moves one sheet to the left.

In the page preview: Moves to the previous print page.

Ctrl+Page Down

Moves one sheet to the right.

In the page preview: Moves to the next print page.

Alt+Page Up

Moves one screen to the left.

Alt+Page Down

Moves one screen page to the right.

Shift+Ctrl+Page Up

Adds the previous sheet to the current selection of sheets. If all the sheets in a spreadsheet are selected, this shortcut key combination only selects the previous


sheet. Makes the previous sheet the current sheet.

Shift+Ctrl+Page Down

Adds the next sheet to the current selection of sheets. If all the sheets in a spreadsheet are selected, this shortcut key combination only selects the next sheet. Makes the next sheet the current sheet.

Ctrl+ *

where (*) is the multiplication sign on the numeric key pad

Selects the data range that contains the cursor. A range is a contiguous cell range that contains data and is bounded by empty row and columns.

Ctrl+ /

where (/) is the division sign on the numeric key pad

Selects the matrix formula range that contains the cursor.

Ctrl+Plus key

Insert cells (as in menu Insert - Cells)

Ctrl+Minus key

Delete cells (as in menu Edit - Delete Cells)

Enter (in a selected range)

Moves the cursor down one cell in a selected range. To specify the direction that the cursor moves, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Calc - General.

Ctrl+ ` (see note below this table)

Displays or hides the formulas instead of the values in all cells.


You can get more shortcuts at https://help.libreoffice.org/Calc/Shortcut_Keys_for_Spreadsheets.


Keyboard shortcuts for Impress (the presentation program).


Shortcut Keys

Effect

Esc

End presentation.

Spacebar or Right arrow or Down arrow or Page Down or Enter or Return or N

Play next effect (if any, else go to next slide).

Alt+Page Down

Go to next slide without playing effects.

[number] + Enter

Type a number of a slide and press Enter to go to the slide.

Left arrow or Up arrow or Page Up or Backspace or P

Play previous effect again. If no previous effect exists on this slide, show previous slide.

Alt+Page Up

Go to the previous slide without playing effects.

Home

Jump to first slide in the slide show.

End

Jump to the last slide in the slide show.

Ctrl+ Page Up

Go to the previous slide.

Ctrl+ Page Down

Go to the next slide.

B or .

Show black screen until next key or mouse wheel event.

W or ,

Show white screen until next key or mouse wheel event.


You can get more at https://help.libreoffice.org/Impress/Shortcut_Keys_for_Impress.Shortcuts for Database.



Shortcut Keys

Results

Ctrl+PgUp

Jumps between tabs.

Ctrl+PgDn

Jumps between tabs.

F6

Jump between windows.

Tab

Selection of the control fields.

Shift+Tab

Selection of the control fields in opposite direction.

Ctrl+Enter

Inserts the selected control.

Arrow key

Ctrl+arrow key

Moves the selected control in steps of 1 mm in the respective direction. In point edit mode, it changes the size of the selected control.

Ctrl+Tab

In point edit mode, jumps to next handle.

Shift+Ctrl+Tab

In point edit mode, jumps to previous handle.

Esc

Leaves the current selection.



You can get more keyboard shortcuts at https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Database_Shortcut_Keys.


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