Here's a list of keyboard shortcuts to help you become even more productive when working in Storyline:

Key(s)

Function

F1 Help
F2 Selects all text within a shape after its bounding box has been clicked
F3 Normal view
F4 Slide master
F5 Feedback master
F7 Spell check
F10 Publish
F12 Preview entire project
Shift+F9 Show / Hide Gridlines
Shift+F12 Preview current scene
Shift+drag If moving an object, movement is constrained to straight lines. If resizing an object, size maintains aspect ratio.
Alt+drag Move or resize an object with tighter control in 1 pixel increments
Ctrl+drag If moving an object, a copy of the object will be created in the new location. If resizing an object, it will be proportionally resized from opposite directions simultaneously.
Ctrl+A Select all  (Click here for details on how Ctrl+A works in Storyline.)
Ctrl+B Bold
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+D Duplicate object
Ctrl+E Center align text
Ctrl+F Find
Ctrl+G Group objects
Ctrl+I Italicize
Ctrl+J Insert picture
Ctrl+K Insert hyperlink
Ctrl+L Left align text
Ctrl+M Insert slide
Ctrl+N New project
Ctrl+O Open project
Ctrl+R Right align text
Ctrl+S Save project
Ctrl+T Insert text box
Ctrl+U Underline
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+W Close tab
Ctrl+Y Redo
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Enter Opens Format Shape dialog
Ctrl+F12 Previews current slide
Ctrl+Mouse Wheel Zoom in / out
Ctrl+Arrow Moves selected object 1 pixel in the direction of the arrow
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Resizes the selected object by 1 pixel (up/down arrows increase/decrease the object height; right/left arrows increase/decrease the object width)
Ctrl+Shift+C Copy the selected object's formatting
Ctrl+Shift+G Ungroup objects
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste formatting from the clipboard (similar to Format Painter)
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Opens Size and Position dialog
C Adds a cue point if you press the key while playing the slide from the timeline
Spacebar Pauses/plays the timeline once you click the play button on the timeline

Creating Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts

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.

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