Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keyboard Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used to quickly accomplish frequent tasks:

General Shortcuts

Press

To

Ctrl + Tab (or Ctrl + F6)

Next Window

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Previous Window

Alt + Enter

Show Font Properties Dialog

F1

Help

F2

Show/Hide User notes Toolbar

Shift + F2

Show/Hide Palette Toolbar

F3

Find Next

Shift + F3

Find Previous

F4

Show/Hide Glyph Properties Toolbar

Shift + F4

Show/Hide Anchors Toolbar

Ctrl + F4

Close Window

F5

Test Font as TTF/OTF

Ctrl + F5

Test Font as WOFF

F6

Show/Hide Transform Toolbar

Ctrl + F6 (or Ctrl + Tab)

Next Window

F7

Show/Hide Glyph Validation Toolbar *

Shift + F7

Show/Hide Status bar

F8

Show/Hide Preview Toolbar

Shift + F8

Show/Hide Color Glyph Member Toolbar

Ctrl + F8

Show OpenType Designer/ Edit Lookup in Code Editor

F9

Show/Hide Background Image Toolbar

F10

Activates the Main Menu

Shift + F10

Shows the context menu

Ctrl + F10

Launch MainType

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 + H

Toggle Fill Outlines

Ctrl + I

Open Installed Fonts

Ctrl + J

Display values as Hexadecimal

Ctrl + K

Display values as Decimal

Ctrl + N

New Project

Ctrl + O

Opens Font or Font Project

Ctrl + P

Print Glyph, Font, or Font Properties

Ctrl + R

Repeat last action (if action supports it)

Ctrl + S

Save Project

Ctrl + T

Invert Selection

Ctrl + U

Clear Selection

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + W

Close current window

Ctrl + Y

Redo

Ctrl + Z

Undo

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Redo

Ctrl + Shift + E

Export font as TrueType/OpenType font

Ctrl + Shift + W

Export font as Web Open Font Format (WOFF) font

Ctrl + Shift + A

Export font in all formats

 

Keys for working in the Font Overview window

Press

To

Enter

Open Glyph Edit window

Backspace

Clear selected glyphs

P

The first 255 characters mapped to the selected glyphs will be placed into the Preview toolbar

Shift + P

Append up to 255 selected glyphs to Preview toolbar

Ctrl + Plus Sign

Increase the cell size

Ctrl + Minus Sign

Decrease the cell size

Ctrl + Shift + Plus Sign

Increase character size

Ctrl + Shift + Minus Sign

Decrease character size

Ctrl + Mouse wheel

Change cell size

Ctrl + Shift + Mouse wheel

Change character size

Ctrl + 0

Reset character and cell size to their defaults

Ctrl + 1-5

Toggle glyph tag

Ctrl + L

Toggle category panel

Ctrl + Alt + V

Paste Special

 

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

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom factor to default

Ctrl + 1-5

Toggle glyph tag

Alt + Left Arrow

Go to previous glyph

Alt + Right Arrow

Go to next glyph

Delete

Delete selection (e.g. point, contour, or glyph member)

Backspace

Delete selected on-curve point and adjust curve

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. Use Shift to add to current selection.

W

Select next contour/point index or composite glyph member. Use Shift to add to current selection.

P

Toggle between point and contour mode

C

Toggle between standard and color mode

K

Knife (not in color mode)

M

Measure

B

Paint bucket (only in color mode)

/

Fit to Window

Middle mouse button

(or space+Left mouse button)

Pan 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 + Drag

Constrain movement, scaling, skew, and rotation

Ctrl + Drag

Duplicate selected contour

Keys for working in the OpenType Designer window

Press

To

Ctrl + L

Toggle OpenType script panel

You can reset all toolbar positions and sizes by pressing the Ctrl key while starting FontCreator.

 

* Not available in the Home Edition of FontCreator.