Activating menu bar, toolbars, windows, and document Repeatedly pressing F6 switches the focus and circles through the following objects: menu bar, every toolbar from top to bottom and from left to right, every free window from left to right, document If the focus is on a menu bar or a toolbar, and you press Ctrl+Tab, you switch through the previously mentioned objects just as with F6, but without switching through to the document. Some X Window Managers evaluate this shortcut themselves, in which case you cannot use the shortcut for OpenOffice.org. Press Shift+F6 or Shift+Ctrl+Tab to switch through objects in the opposite direction. Press Ctrl+F6 to switch to the document. Press F10 to switch to the menu bar and back. Escape closes an open submenu, a toolbar, or the current free window. Calling a menu command Press Alt or F6 or F10 to select the first menu (the File menu). With right arrow, the next menu to the right is selected; with left arrow, the previous menu. Arrow down opens a selected menu. Any additional arrow down and up arrow move the selection through the menu commands. With right arrow you open any existing submenus. Press Enter to execute the selected menu command. Executing an icon command Press F6 repeatedly until the first icon on the toolbar is selected. Use the right and left arrows to select an icon on a horizontal toolbar. Similarly, use the up and down arrows to select an icon on a vertical toolbar. The Home key selects the first icon on a toolbar and the End key, the last. Press Enter to execute the selected icon. If the selected icon normally demands a consecutive mouse action, such as inserting a rectangle, then pressing the Enter key is not sufficient: in these cases press Ctrl+Enter. Pressing Ctrl+Enter on an icon for creating a draw object. A draw object will be placed into the middle of the view, with a predefined size. Press Ctrl+Enter on the Selection tool to select the first draw object in the document. If you want to edit, size, or move the selected draw object, first use Ctrl+F6 to set the focus into the document. If a toolbar is longer than can be displayed on screen, it shows an icon at the right or lower edge. Select the toolbar and press PageUp or PageDown to display the remaining icons. Special hints for toolbars Press the down arrow or right arrow to open the selected toolbar. This is equivalent to a mouse click. In the toolbar use the right arrow and left arrow keys. The Home and End keys select the first and last icon in the toolbar, respectively. Close the toolbar with Esc. It is not possible to move the toolbar without a mouse. Selection from a combo box Select the combo box. Press Enter. Use the down arrow or Page Down key to scroll down the combo box entries, or the up arrow or Page Up key to scroll upwards. The Home key takes you to the first entry and the End key takes you to the last entry. Press Enter to execute the selected entry. Selection in Tables In several windows, dialogs, and in the table control field, there are tables to select data, for instance, in the right part of the Data Source View. The following keys are used for selections in these tables: Spacebar: switches from selection of the current row and cancellation of any selection, but not if the current cell is in edit mode. Ctrl+spacebar: switches between selection of the current row and cancellation of this selection. Ctrl+Shift+spacebar: switches between selection of the current column and cancellation of this selection. Alt+Up Arrow or Alt+Down Arrow: moves the window separator between table and form, for instance in the bibliography database. In a table control or in the data source view, the Tab key moves to the next column. To move to the next control, press Ctrl+Tab. To move to the previous control, press Shift+Ctrl+Tab. Size and Position of Windows and Dialogs 1. First press Alt+spacebar. A system menu opens with menu commands like Move, Resize and Close. 2. Choose a command (down arrow, then Enter). 3. Now you can use the arrow keys to move or resize the dialog or window. 4. Press Enter to accept the change. Press Escape to cancel the changes. Docking and Undocking Windows and Toolbars 1. Press F6 until the window or toolbar is selected. 2. Press Ctrl+Shift+F10. Selecting objects Press Shift+F4 to select the first object in the current document. When an object is selected, press Tab to select the next object, or press Esc to go back to the text. Edit Objects A selected OLE object can be activated with the Enter key. Edit Position and Size of Objects Use the arrow keys to move the selected object by one grid resolution unit. Set the grid resolution unit with Tools - Options - OpenOffice.org Writer - Grid in the Resolution area. If you enter a number greater than 1 in the Subdivision area, you must press the arrow key as often as the number states to move the selected object by one grid resolution unit. Use the Alt and arrow keys to move the selected object by one pixel. Use Ctrl+Tab to enter the handle edit mode. The upper left handle is the active handle, it starts blinking. Use Ctrl+Tab to select the next handle. Press Escape to exit the handle edit mode. In the handle edit mode, the arrow keys move the selected handle, which changes the object size. Edit the Anchors of Objects You can move the anchor of an object with the arrow keys. First enter the handle edit mode and select the anchor. Depending on the type of anchor, you can then move the anchor in different directions. 1. Select the object. 2. Enter the handle edit mode with Ctrl+Tab. 3. The upper left handle starts blinking. Press Ctrl+Tab several times, until no handle blinks. This signals that now the anchor of the object is activated. In text documents you can press Shift+Ctrl+A to activate the anchor directly. 4. Use the arrow keys to move the anchor. The object follows the anchor as appropriate. You can change the anchor of the selected object for example in the object's context menu. If the object is anchored To Paragraph, the arrow keys move the object to the previous or next paragraph. If the object is anchored To page, the keys Page Up or Page Down move it to the previous or next page. If the object is anchored To character, the Arrow keys move it through the current paragraph. If the object is anchored As character, no anchor icon exists. You cannot move the object. If the object is anchored To frame, the Arrow keys move it to the next frame in the respective direction.