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Object Operations

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + C ⌘ + C Copy selected object(s)
Ctrl + X ⌘ + X Cut selected object(s)
Ctrl + V ⌘ + V Paste object(s)
Ctrl + Shift + V ⌘ + ⇧ + V Paste object(s) in place *
Ctrl + D ⌘ + D Duplicate selected object(s)
Ctrl + A ⌘ + A Select all object(s) from the current page
Delete Delete selected object(s)
← → ↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ Move selected object(s) in 1px increments
Shift + Arrows ⇧ + Arrows Move selected object(s) in 10px increments
Shift + Rotate ⇧ + Rotate Rotate selected object(s) by 15°
Ctrl + Z ⌘ + Z Undo previous operation
Ctrl + Shift + Z ⌘ + ⇧ + Z Redo previous operation
Ctrl + G ⌘ + G Group/ungroup selected objects
Ctrl + L ⌘ + L Lock/unlock selected object(s)
Shift + Click ⇧ + Click Add object(s) to the current selection
Alt + Drag ⌥ + Drag Duplicate selected object(s)
Shift + Drag ⇧ + Drag Move selected object(s), constrained by either the vertical or horizontal axis
Shift while resizing ⇧ while resizing Resize objects maintaining their aspect ratio
Alt + C ⌥ + C Copy styles
Alt + V ⌥ + V Paste styles
Shift + X ⇧ + X When an Object is selected, flips stroke and fill colors; when a Connector is selected, reverses its start and end markers.
Ctrl Hold while moving or resizing a selection to temporarily disable snapping
Alt Hold and hover over object(s) on the page to inspect distances
Shift + Alt + Arrows ⇧ + ⌥ + Arrows Duplicates a Flowchart Diagram stencil and connects the two objects.

Editing text and syntax based stencils

Windows Mac Action
Enter Enter Enter edit mode for the selected text-based stencil
Ctrl + Enter ⌘ + Enter Apply changes and exit edit mode
Esc Esc Exit edit mode without applying changes

Arranging and aligning objects on the page

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + ↑ ⌘ + ↑ Bring forward the selected object(s)
Ctrl + ↓ ⌘ + ↓ Send backwards the selected object(s)
Ctrl + Shift + ↑ ⌘ + ⇧ + ↑ Bring to front the selected object(s)
Ctrl + Shift + ↓ ⌘ + ⇧ + ↓ Send to back the selected object(s)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ← ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ← Align left edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + C Align horizontal centers
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + → ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + → Align right edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ↑ ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ↑ Align top edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + M Align vertical centers
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ↓ ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ↓ Align bottom edges
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + H Distribute objects horizontally
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + V Distribute objects vertically
 
For all Align operations: Select multiple objects and then click on one of the selected objects to set it as the reference.

Adding hotspots and links

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + K ⌘ + K Create a hotspot on the page
Ctrl + Shift + K ⌘ + ⇧ + K Create a hotspot for the selected object(s)

Working with projects

Windows Mac Action
D D Enter Diagram mode
Ctrl + S ⌘ + S Save project manually **
Ctrl + Shift + S ⌘ + ⇧ + S Save project as a copy
Ctrl + O ⌘ + O Open projects list
Fn + Page Up Fn + ↑ Go to previous page in the project
Fn + Page Down Fn + ↓ Go to next page in the project
Ctrl + Alt + X ⌘ + ⌥ + X Export the project
Ctrl + P ⌘ + P Preview the project (use ESC to exit preview mode)
Ctrl + Alt + E ⌘ + ⌥ + E Share the project
Ctrl + Alt + R ⌘ + ⌥ + R Show/Hide rulers
Ctrl + ( ; ) ⌘ + ( ; ) Show/Hide custom guides
Ctrl + ( ' ) ⌘ + ( ' ) Toggle paper grid
Ctrl + Shift + ( ' ) ⌘ + ⇧ + ( ' ) Toggle layout grid
Ctrl + Shift + ( ; ) ⌘ + ⇧ + ( ; ) Toggle 'Snap to grids & guides'
Alt + Shift + ( ' ) ⌥ + ⇧ + ( ' ) Toggle 'Snap to page'
Ctrl + Alt + ( ' ) ⌘ + ⌥ + ( ' ) Toggle 'Snap to other objects'
Ctrl + F ⌘ + F Focus on search field and start typing to search
Alt + 1 through 7 ⌥ + 1 through 7 Switch between the tabs on the left sidebar
Alt + 0 ⌥ + 0 Toggle left sidebar on-off
Ctrl + Shift + I ⌘ + ⇧ + I Toggle Styles Tab on-off
Ctrl + (+) / (-) ⌘ + (+) / (-) Zoom in/out in editor/viewer/preview mode
Ctrl + 0 ⌘ + 0 Reset zoom
 
Hold the spacebar to pan the workspace.

Preview/View mode

Windows Mac Action
Ctrl + Shift + F ⌘ + ⇧ + F Enter full screen mode
Alt + Click 'Full Screen' button ⌥ + Click 'Full Screen' button Enter full screen mode and hide browser
Shift Highlight interactive areas
← → ← → Navigate between pages while in preview/view mode
Esc Esc Exit full screen mode

Notes:

* Users of Firefox that have AdBlock Plus installed as a browser extension can't use the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut to 'paste stencils in place' because it is used by the extension. To release it, go to about:config and change the _extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key_ property to an empty string.

** Projects are auto-saved automatically so that, usually you don't need to save them manually.