Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can quickly accomplish tasks you perform frequently by using shortcut keys — one or more keys you press on the keyboard to complete a task.

General Shortcuts

Press

To

Ctrl+ 0-9

Go to Bookmark

Ctrl+Shift+ 0-9

Set Bookmark

Ctrl+Tab (or Ctrl+F6)

Next Window

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Previous Window

F1

Help

F3

Find Next postscript Name

F4

Show/Hide Statusbar

Ctrl+F4

Close Window

F5

Test Font

Ctrl-F5

Launch MainType

F6

Show/Hide Transform Toolbar

F7

Show/Hide Glyph Validation Toolbar *

F8

Show/Hide Preview Toolbar

F9

Show/Hide Image Toolbar

F10

Activates the Main Menu

Shift-F10

Displays the shortcut menu for a selected item

F11

Show/Hide Comparison Toolbar

Ctrl-F11

Launch Windows Font Folder

F12

Show/Hide Samples Toolbar

Ctrl-F12

Launch Windows Character Map

Delete

Delete selection

Ctrl-A

Select All

Ctrl-C

Copy

Ctrl-E

Paste Special

Ctrl-F

Displays the Find dialog box

Ctrl-I

Open Installed Fonts

Ctrl-N

New Font

Ctrl-O

Open Font

Ctrl-P

Print

Ctrl-R

Repeat

Ctrl-S

Save

Ctrl-T

Invert Selection

Ctrl-U

Clear Selection

Ctrl-V

Paste

Ctrl-X

Cut

Ctrl-Y

Redo

Ctrl-Z

Undo

 

Keys for working in the Glyph Overview window

Press

To

Alt+Enter

To glyph's properties

Enter

Open Glyph Edit window

Backspace

Clear selected glyphs

P

The first 256 characters mapped to the selected glyphs will be placed into the preview toolbar

Plus Sign

Increase the cell size

Minus Sign

Decrease the cell size

 

Keys for working in the Glyph Edit window

Press

To

Plus Sign or Ctrl+Plus Sign

Increase the zoom factor

Minus Sign or Ctrl+Minus Sign

Decrease the zoom factor

Alt+Left Arrow

To previous glyph

Alt+Right Arrow

To next glyph

Alt+Enter

To glyph's properties

N

Change selected points to on curve

F

Change selected points to off curve

G

Add guideline through two selected nodes, or add orthogonal guidelines at a single selected node

A

Add points after selected points

H

While pressed down, hides everything except the glyph

Q

Select previous contour/point index or composite glyph member

W

Select next contour/point index or composite glyph member

/

Fit to Window

Space+Left mouse button

Move around the Glyph Edit window

Double-click

While editing an empty or simple glyph, this will switch contour/point mode

While editing a composite glyph, this will open the composite glyph member properties window

Double-click on rulers

Edit guidelines

Double-click on guideline

Adjust guideline

Shift-click on guideline

Rotate guideline

Ctrl+Drag guideline

Duplicate guideline

Click on selected contour

show/hide rotate and skew handles

Shift+Mouse

Constrain movement and scaling

Ctrl+Mouse

Duplicate selected contour

 

* Not available in the Home Edition of FontCreator.