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Complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts

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Here's a list of default keyboard shortcuts.

Align Bottom  B  Aligns selected objects to the bottom
Align Centers Horizontally  E  Horizontally aligns the centers of the selected objects
Align Centers Vertically  C  Vertically aligns the centers of the selected objects
Align Left  L Aligns selected objects to the left
Align Right  R  Aligns selected objects to the right
Align To Baseline Alt+F12  Aligns text to the baseline
Align Top  T  Aligns selected objects to the top
Artistic Media  I  Draws curves and applies Preset, Brush, Spray, Calligraphic or Pressure Sensitive effe
Back One  Ctrl+PgDn  Back One
Break Apart  Ctrl+K Breaks apart the selected object
Brightness/Contrast/Intensity Ctrl+B  Brightness/Contrast/Intensity... 
Bring up Property Bar  Ctrl+Enter  Brings up the Property Bar and gives focus to the first visible item that can be tabbed to
Center to Page  P  Aligns the centers of the selected objects to page
Character Formatting  Ctrl+T  Character Formatting
Color Balance...  Ctrl+Shift+B  Color Balance
Combine  Ctrl+L  Combines the selected objects
Contour  Ctrl+F9  Opens the Contour Docker Window
Convert  Ctrl+F8  Converts artistic text to paragraph text or vice versa
Convert Outline To Object  Ctrl+Shift+Q  Converts an outline to an object
Convert To Curves  Ctrl+Q  Converts the selected object to a curve
Copy  Ctrl+C  Copies the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Copy   Ctrl+Insert Copies the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Cut  Ctrl+X  Cuts the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Cut  Shift+Delete  Cuts the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Delete   Delete Deletes the selected object(s)
Distribute Bottom  Shift+B  Distributes selected objects to the bottom
Distribute Centers Horizontally  Shift+E  Horizontally Distributes the centers of the selected objects
Distribute Centers Vertically  Shift+C  Vertically Distributes the centers of the selected objects
Distribute Left Shift+L  Distributes selected objects to the left
Distribute Right  Shift+R Distributes selected objects to the right
Distribute Spacing Horizontally   Shift+P Horizontally Distributes the space between the selected
Distribute Spacing Vertically  Shift+A  Vertically Distributes the space between the selected objects
Distribute Top  Shift+T  Distributes selected objects to the top
Duplicate  Ctrl+D  Duplicates the selected object(s) and offsets by a specified amount
Duplicate In Place  +  Duplicates the selected object(s) at their current location
Dynamic Guides  Alt+Shift+D  Shows or hides the Dynamic Guides (toggle)
Edit Text...  Ctrl+Shift+T  Opens the Edit Text dialog box
Ellipse  F7  Draws ellipses and circles; double-clicking the tool opens the Toolbox tab of the Option
Envelope  Ctrl+F7  Opens the Envelope Docker Window
Eraser  X  Erases part of a graphic or splits an object into two closed paths
Exit   Alt+F4 Exits CorelDRAW and prompts to save the active drawing
Export...  Ctrl+E  Exports text or objects to another format
Font Size Decrease  Ctrl+NUMPAD2  Decreases font size to previous point size
Font Size Increase   Ctrl+NUMPAD8 Increases font size to next point size
Font Size Next Combo Size  Ctrl+NUMPAD6  Increase font size to next setting in Font Size List
Font Size Previous Combo Size  Ctrl+NUMPAD4  Decrease font size to previous setting available in the Font Size List
Forward One  Ctrl+PgUp  Forward One
Fountain Fill...  F11  Applies fountain fills to objects
Freehand  F5  Draws lines and curves in Freehand mode
Full-Screen Preview  F9  Displays a full-screen preview of the drawing
Graph Paper  D  Draws a group of rectangles; double-clicking opens the Toolbox tab of the Options dial
Graphic and Text Styles  Ctrl+F5  Opens the Graphic and Text Styles Docker Window
Group  Ctrl+G  Groups the selected objects
Hand  H  Hand Tool
Horizontal Text C Ctrl+,  Changes the text to horizontal direction
Hue/Saturation/Lightness...  Ctrl+Shift+U  Hue/Saturation/Lightness
Import...  Ctrl+I  Imports text or objects
Insert Symbol Character  Ctrl+F11  Opens the Insert Character Docker Window
Interactive Fill  G  Adds a fill to object(s); clicking and dragging on object(s) applies a fountain fill
Lens  Alt+F3  Opens the Lens Docker Window
Linear  Alt+F2  Contains functions for assigning attributes to linear dimension lines
Macro Editor...  Alt+F11  Macro Editor...
Mesh Fill  M  Converts an object to a Mesh Fill object
Micro Nudge Down   Ctrl+DnArrow Nudges the object downward by the Micro Nudge factor
Micro Nudge Left   Ctrl+LeftArrow Nudges the object to the left by the Micro Nudge factor
Micro Nudge Right   Ctrl+RightArrow Nudges the object to the right by the Micro Nudge factor
Micro Nudge Up  Ctrl+UpArrow  Nudges the object upward by the Micro Nudge factor
Navigator  N  Brings up the Navigator window allowing you to navigate to any object in the document
New  Ctrl+N  Creates a new drawing
Next Page  PgDn Goes to the next page
Nudge Down  DnArrow  Nudges the object downward
Nudge Left  LeftArrow  Nudges the object to the left
Nudge Right   RightArrow Nudges the object to the right
Nudge Up   UpArrow Nudges the object upw
Open...  Ctrl+O  Opens an existing drawing
Options...  Ctrl+J  Opens the dialog for setting CorelDRAW options
Outline Color...  Shift+F12  Opens the Outline Color dialog box
Outline Pen...  F12  Opens the Outline Pen dialog box
Pan Down  Alt+DnArrow Pan Down 
Pan Left  Alt+LeftArrow Pan Left 
Pan Right  Alt+RightArrow Pan Right 
Pan Up  Alt+UpArrow Pan Up 
Paste  Ctrl+V  Pastes the Clipboard contents into the drawing
Paste  Shift+Insert  Pastes the Clipboard contents into the drawing
Place Inside Container...  Ctrl+1  Places selected object(s) into a PowerClip container object
Polygon  Y  Draws polygons
Position  Alt+F7 Opens the Position Docker Window
Previous Page  PgUp Goes to the previous page
Print...  Ctrl+P  Prints the active drawing
Properties  Alt+Enter  Allows the properties of an object to be viewed and edited
Record Temporary Macro  Ctrl+Shift+R Record Temporary Macro
Rectangle  F6  Draws rectangles; double-clicking the tool creates a page frame
Redo  Ctrl+Shift+Z Reverses the last Undo operation
Refresh Window  Ctrl+W  Redraws the drawing window
Repeat  Ctrl+R  Repeats the last operation
Rotate  Alt+F8  Opens the Rotate Docker Window
Run Temporary Macro   Ctrl+Shift+P Run Temporary Macro
Save As... S  Ctrl+Shift+ Saves the active drawing with a new name
Save...   Ctrl+S Saves the active drawing
Scale  Alt+F9 Window Opens the Scale Docker 
Select all  Ctrl+A Select all object of the active page
Shape   F10 Edits the nodes of an object; double-clicking the tool selects all nodes on the selected
Size  Alt+F10 Window Opens the Size Docker 
Smart Drawing   Shift+S Dbl-click opens Smart Drawing Tool options; Shift+drag backwards over line erases
Snap to Grid  Ctrl+Y  Snaps objects to the grid (toggle)
Snap to Objects  Alt+Z  Snaps objects to other objects (toggle)
Spell Check...   Ctrl+F12 Opens the Spell Checker; checks the spelling of the selected text
Spiral  A  Draws spirals; double-clicking opens the Toolbox tab of the Options dialog
Step and Repeat...   Ctrl+Shift+D Shows Step and Repeat docker
Stop Recording  Ctrl+Shift+O  Stop Recording
Super Nudge Down  Shift+DnArrow  Nudges the object downward by the Super Nudge factor
Super Nudge Left  Shift+LeftArrow  Nudges the object to the left by the Super Nudge factor
Super Nudge Right   Shift+RightArrow Nudges the object to the right by the Super Nudge factor
Super Nudge Up  Shift+UpArrow  Nudges the object upward by the Super Nudge factor
Symbol Manager  Ctrl+F3  Symbol Manager Docker
Text  F8  Adds text; click on the page to add Artistic Text; click and drag to add Paragraph Text
To Back Of Layer  Shift+PgDn  To Back Of Layer
To Back Of Page  Ctrl+End  To Back Of Page
To Front Of Layer  Shift+PgUp  To Front Of Layer
To Front Of Page   Ctrl+Home To Front Of Page
Toggle Pick State  Ctrl+Space  Toggles between the current tool and the Pick tool
Toggle View  Shift+F9  Toggles between the last two used view qualities
Undo  Ctrl+Z Reverses the last operation
Undo Alt+Backspace  Reverses the last operation
Ungroup  Ctrl+U  Ungroups the selected objects or group of objects
Uniform Fill...  Shift+F11  Applies uniform color fills to objects
Use bullets  Ctrl+M  Show/Hide Bullet
Vertical Text  Ctrl+.  Changes the text to vertical
View Manager  Ctrl+F2  Opens the View Manager Docker Window
What's This?  Shift+F1  What's This? Help
Zoom  Z  Zoom Tool
Zoom One-Shot  F2
Zoom Out  F3  Zoom Out
Zoom To Fit  F4  Zoom To All Objects
Zoom To Page  Shift+F4  Zoom To Page
Zoom To Selection  Shift+F2  Zoom To Selected

Recent Comments

By: Sanjeev Yadav Posted on Mon, Nov 7 2011 1:29

thx it cool !

By: asterix Posted on Tue, Mar 27 2012 22:33

I would mention it is possible to customize all this to suite you. By the way we can also use numpad for extra surffs. Add to it ctrl, alt and shift + those num pad and you get more than 40 new keys availables.

By: Giulio Posted on Wed, Dec 5 2012 9:39

Nice to have it there refreshing your memory from time to time

Thank you

By: Hugo Orlando Posted on Tue, Jan 29 2013 9:57

Gracias por la info..

By: arelav Posted on Tue, Apr 2 2013 6:08

Thank you for collection!

I have posted IMHO useful hotkeys for X5 and X6 here: http://artalbum.org.ua/en/doc as 2-pages PDF... Welcome to your comments!

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