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This is Appendix A of the 3 Writer Guide, produced by the OOoAuthors group. A PDF of this chapter is available from this wiki page. The PDFs are up to date for the second edition of the book, and the wiki pages for this chapter have been updated.


You can use (OOo) without requiring a pointing device, such as a mouse or trackball, by using its built-in keyboard shortcuts. Tasks as varied and complex as docking and un-docking toolbars and windows, or changing the size or position of objects can all be accomplished with only a keyboard.

OOo has a general set of keyboard shortcuts, available in all components, and a component-specific set directly related to the work of that component. This appendix lists set for Writer. For general shortcuts, see Appendix A of the Getting Started guide.

OOo has its own extensive set of keyboard shortcuts, each component provides others which are specific to its work.

For help with OOo’s keyboard shortcuts, or using OOo with a keyboard only, search the OOo On-line Help using the “shortcut” or “accessibility” keywords.

In addition to using the built-in keyboard shortcuts listed in this Appendix, you can define your own. See Chapter 17 (Customizing Writer) for instructions.

{{Documentation/Note| Some of the shortcut keys may be assigned to your desktop system. Keys that are assigned to the desktop system are not available to OOo. Try to assign different keys either for OOo (described in Chapter 17), or for your desktop system (see your system’s documentation).

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