Storyline Keyboard Shortcuts

Thank you so very much for posting the keyboard shortcuts. These are certainly timesavers.

I wanted to have a "hardcopy" to have in my Articulate desktop reference binder, so I copied your article and put it into a PDF file. It is included with this posting. Others may find it useful, as I do.

Again, thanx for a terrific tool set and the support. You folks are great!!!

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Skip Hagan

Hi, Steph! (My daughter is a Stephanie, too!)

In answer to your question, there IS sort of a backdoor method to do this. This "trick" was posted by another E-learning Hero, Bruce Graham.


Creating your own keyboard shortcuts

From Bruce Graham's posting

You can also create your own keyboard shortcuts by adding features that you use frequently to the Quick Access Toolbar. To do so, right- click the button for any Storyline feature, and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar.

Then, to launch any of the buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar via a keyboard shortcut, press and hold the ALT key on your keyboard and then press the number key that matches the button you want to launch. For example, the first button on the Quick Access Toolbar is "1", the second button is "2", etc.


I just tried it; it works. One catch; you must use the number keys across the top of the keyboard. For some reason, the number pad doesn't work with this. I'd probably create a "cheat sheet" or keyboard overlay, so I wouldn't have to count off the buttons every time...

Hope this helps.

Paul Moraga

Here are a few key combos I use a lot:

Ctrl + Tab
Toggles through open tabs.
For example, if you have five tabs open, by repeatedly pressing Ctrl + Tab you will see:
1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5- (etc.)

Ctrl + Page Up/Ctrl + Page Down
These do something similar.
If you have five tabs open, by repeatedly pressing Ctrl + Page Up you will see:

5-4-3-2-1-5-4-3-2-1-5-4-3-2-1-5-4-3-2-1- (etc.)

and Ctrl + Page Down will give you:
1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5- (etc.)

Of course, using the last two combinations together will give you quick access to just the tab you are looking for. Just remember this:

  • Page Up = down


  • Page Down = up

and you'll be fine!