What does the spacebar do in Storyline?

Having used Adobe products half my life and despite using Storyline for close to 5 years now, I still hit CTRL + SPACE to zoom in on a slide. Only to be reminded (every $%&$% single time) that hitting space in Storyline gives me a processing icon. Often for several seconds. 

Apart from being annoyed by this every single time I use Storyline, I never managed to figure out what hitting the space bar is supposed to do? What does the shortcut actually do? 

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David Anderson

Hey Niels - the spacebar will play/pause the timeline which enables you to preview your slide. There's a slight lag before the timeline plays.

To zoom in and out, use: Ctrl+Mouse Wheel.

Here's a list of shortcuts for SL360: https://community.articulate.com/series/74/articles/articulate-storyline-360-user-guide-how-to-use-keyboard-shortcuts