Keyboard and Mouse Quick Reference

F1

Launch a quick reference guide page in the browser for the context window.

Ctrl-N

File - New

Ctrl-O

File - Open

Ctrl-S

File - Save

Ctrl-P

File - Print (Layouts only)

Ctrl-X

Edit - Cut

Ctrl-C

Edit - Copy

Ctrl-V

Edit - Paste

Delete

Edit - Delete

Ctrl-A

Edit - Select All

Ctrl-I

Edit - Select Inverse

Ctrl-Tilde

View - Command Window - SQL (the tilde character is the ~ key)

Ctrl-Plus

View - Zoom In  (the Plus character is the + key on the numeric pad)

Ctrl-Minus

View - Zoom Out  (the Minus character is the - key on the numeric pad)

Ctrl-Slash

View - Zoom to Native  (the Slash character is the / key on the numeric pad)

Ctrl-Mul

View - Zoom to Fit  (the Mul character is the * key on the numeric pad)

F7

View - Messages

Ctrl-L

View - Panes - Log Window

Ctrl-F4

Window - Close

Ctrl-Tab

Window - Next

Shift-Ctrl-Tab

Window - Previous

Map Windows

Click and drag

Pan the display

Right-click and drag

Zoom to the box.

Wheel

Zoom in / out

 

 

Select

Selection moves in a map apply only to the active layer.

 Ctrl-A

Select all.

Ctrl-I

Invert the selection.

Ctrl-click

Select the object.

Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to select all objects any part of which is within the box.

Ctrl-click-and-drag <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to select all objects entirely within the box.  

 

 

De-Select

 

Shift-Ctrl-A

Select none.

Ctrl-A followed by Ctrl-I

Select none.  A useful trick that is quicker for some people.

Shift-Ctrl-click

De-select the object.   No effect if the object is not selected.

Shift-Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to de-select all objects any part of which is within the box.

Shift-Ctrl-click <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to de-select all objects entirely within the box.  

 

 

Tabs

 

 Drag and Drop

Add a new layer from the Project pane.

Click

Switch to that tab.

Double-click

Turn layer for that tab on or off for display.

Alt-click

Alt-click a tab or title bar to undock or dock.

Ctrl-click

Ctrl-click to move docked window or pane into second docked row.

Drag a tab

Drag a tab to reorder in a stack of tabs.

 

 

Layer Tabs

 

Ctrl-click

Zoom to fit that layer's contents.

Shift-Ctrl-click

Zoom to fit the selection, if any, in that layer.

Layouts

 Drag and Drop

Add a new frame from the Project pane.

Edit - Delete

Delete selected frames.  Ctrl-click a frame to select it.

Alt-click

Resize or move a frame to resize or move it.

Double-click

Put the frame into exclusive pan/zoom mode.

Esc

Exit alt-click or ctrl-click mode.

Click

Click outside a frame to exit alt-click or ctrl-click mode.

File - Page Setup

Set paper size, orientation of Portrait or Landscape, and margins.  Layouts save changes in page setup.

File - Print

Launch the usual Windows dialog to print the layout.

Layers panel

Set vertical order, transparency of a frame, show/hide frames, delete frames

   

Select

 

 Ctrl-A

Select all.

Ctrl-I

Invert the selection.

Ctrl-click

Select or de-select the frame.   Ctrl-clicking a selected frame will de-select it.

Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to select all frames any part of which is within the box.

Ctrl-click-and-drag <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to select all frames entirely within the box.  

   

De-Select

 

Shift-Ctrl-A

Select none.

Shift-Ctrl-click

De-select the frame.   No effect if the frame is not selected.

Shift-Ctrl-click and drag

Draw a selection box to de-select all frames any part of which is within the box.

Shift-Ctrl-click <release Ctrl> <finish dragging>

Draw a selection box to de-select all frames entirely within the box.

   

Text Frames

 

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Click the text frame button and then click into the layout. Edit text contents and style in the Style panel, and resize / move the text frame

Tables

Click column head

Click a column head to sort the column.  

Drag column head sides

Resize columns.   Reorder columns using the Layers panel.

Layers panel

Specify order, width, show/hide columns.

Click a cell

Click a cell to make it the current cell.

Arrow keys

Move the current cell in the direction of the arrow.

Page Up / Page Down

Move the current cell one window's worth of records up or down.

Home

Move the current cell to the left-most column of the current record and scroll the table so that the current cell is in view.   Useful after Edit - Find.

End

Move the current cell to the right-most column of the current record.

Ctrl-Home

Move the current cell to the first record of the table in the current column.

Ctrl-End

Move the current cell to the last record of the table in the current column.

Right-click

Right click a cell to Add Filter / Copy / Paste / Delete / Edit cell contents.

Ctrl-F

Edit - Find

Shift-F3

Edit - Find Previous

F3

Edit - Find Next

Ctrl-H

Edit - Replace

Ctrl-E

Edit - Schema  (launch Schema dialog)

Ctrl-C

Copy selected records to clipboard.

Ctrl-V

Paste records from clipboard.

Shift-Ctrl-V

Paste records from clipboard ignoring mfd_id values in pasted records.

Ctrl-F2

Copy contents of the selected, context cell to all selected records.

   

Editing

 

*

Double-click into the * row to begin adding a new record.

Delete

Delete selected records.

Double-click

Open the cell for editing.

Enter

Open / Close the current cell for editing.

Ctrl-Enter

Commit all edits to the current record.

   

Select

 

 Ctrl-A

Select all.

Ctrl-I

Invert the selection.

Ctrl-click

Select or de-select the record.   Ctrl-clicking a selected record will de-select it.

Shift-Ctrl-click

Immediately after ctrl-clicking a record to select it, Shift-Ctrl-clicking on another record will select all records in a swath to the previously selected record.

   

De-Select

 

Shift-Ctrl-A

Select none.

Ctrl-A followed by Ctrl-I

Select none.  A useful trick that is quicker for some people.

Ctrl-click

Select or de-select the record.   Ctrl-clicking a selected record will de-select it.

Shift-Ctrl-click

Immediately after ctrl-clicking a selected record to deselect it, Shift-Ctrl-clicking on another record will deselect all records in a swath to the previously deselected record.

Command Window

F5

Run the query.

Alt-Enter

Run the query.  If any of the text in the command pane is highlighted (that is, selected) Alt-Enter will run only the elected text.

Shift-Alt-Enter

Evaluate the highlighted text as an expression.   Equivalent to prepending ? to the selected text and evaluating it as an expression.

Contents Pane

Ctrl-1

Switch to Component panel.

Ctrl-2

Switch to Layers panel.

Ctrl-3

Switch to Record panel.

Ctrl-4

Switch to Select panel.

Ctrl-5

Switch to Style panel.

Ctrl-6

Switch to Transform panel.

Dialogs and Panes

Ctrl-A

Highlight/select all items.

Ctrl-I

Invert selection: highlight all non-highlighted items and de-highlight all highlighted items.

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Toggle check box status (checked or unchecked) for highlighted fields.

Text Windows (Command Window / Comments)

Ctrl-A

Highlight all.

Ctrl-C

Copy to the clipboard.

Ctrl-X

Cut to the clipboard.

Ctrl-V

Paste from the clipboard.

Ctrl-K

Comment the line. (Command Window)

Shift-Ctrl-K

Uncomment the line.  (Command Window)

Ctrl-T

Increase line indent.

Shift-Ctrl-T

Decrease line indent.

Ctrl-U

Make selected text lower case.

Shift-Ctrl-U

Make selected text upper case.

Arrow keys

Move the cursor in the direction of the arrow.

Page Up / Down

Move the cursor one window up or down.

Home

Move the cursor to the left-most character of the current line.

End

Move the cursor to the right-most character of the current line.

Ctrl-Home

Move the cursor  to the first line.

Ctrl-End

Move the cursor to the last line.

Ctrl-F

Edit - Find

Shift-F3

Edit - Find Previous

F3

Edit - Find Next

Ctrl-H

Edit - Replace

Ctrl-]

Move cursor to matching bracket. Available when cursor is next to a bracket.  <>, [], (), {} match across lines.   #, ' and " match within same line only.  

Shift-Ctrl-]

Move cursor to matching bracket and select all in between, inclusive.  Available when cursor is next to a bracket.  <>, [], (), {} match across lines.  #,  ' and " match within same line only.