Drawing

Tool

Keyboard shortcut

Arc

Esc one a

Graphic Frame

Esc one m

Adobe FreeHand

Esc one f

Last tool selected

Esc one one

Line

Esc one l (lowercase L)

Object Selection

Esc one o

Oval

Esc one e

Polygon

Esc one p g

Polyline

Esc one p l (lowercase L)

Rectangle

Esc one r

Rounded Rectangle

Esc one Shift+r

Smart Selection

Esc one s

Text Frame

Esc one t f

Text Line

Esc one t l (lowercase L)

Vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line

Press Shift and draw a line

Square

Press Shift and draw a rectangle

Circle

Press Shift and draw an oval

Circular arc

Press Shift and draw an arc

Display the Tools palette

Esc one w, Esc g Shift+t

Keep a tool active after use

Press Shift and click a drawing tool

Return to the Object Selection tool after drawing

Press Shift and click the Object Selection tool

Pen patterns

“First,” “last,” “next,” and “previous” refer to positions in the Pen pop-up menu.

To change pattern to

Keyboard shortcut

First pen pattern (solid)

Esc zero p

Last pen pattern (none)

Esc 9 p

Next pen pattern (if at the last pattern, this does nothing)

Esc plus p

Previous pen pattern (if at the first pattern, this does nothing)

Esc minus p

Fill patterns

“First,” “last,” “next,” and “previous” refer to positions in the Fill pop-up menu.

To change pattern to

Keyboard shortcut

First fill pattern (solid)

Esc zero f

Last fill pattern (none)

Esc 9 f

Next fill pattern (if at the last pattern, this does nothing)

Esc plus f

Previous fill pattern (if at the first pattern, this does nothing)

Esc minus f

Line widths

“Next” and “previous” refer to positions in the Line Widths pop-up menu.

To change width to

Keyboard shortcut

Thinnest line width

Esc zero w

Thickest line width

Esc 9 w

Next line width

Esc plus w

Previous line width

Esc minus w

Line styles

To change an object’s line style, select the style from the Line Styles pop-up menu.

To change the current dashed line style, choose a pattern in the Dashed Line Options dialog box. “First,” “last,” “next,” and “previous” refer to positions in this dialog box.

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Apply the solid line style to an object

Esc one d s

Apply the dashed line style to an object

Esc one d d

Display the Dashed Line Options dialog box

Esc one d i

Change to the first dashed line pattern

Esc zero d

Change to the last dashed line pattern

Esc 9 d

Change to the next dashed line pattern (if at the last pattern, this does nothing)

Esc plus d

Change to the previous dashed line pattern (if at the first pattern, this does nothing)

Esc minus d


September 30, 2016

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