Keyboard Shortcuts

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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

F1

Help

F2

Show/Hide User notes Toolbar

Shift+F2

Show/Hide Palette Toolbar

F3

Glyph Properties Toolbar

Shift+F3

Show/Hide Color Glyph Member Toolbar

F4

Show/Hide Statusbar

Ctrl+F4

Close Window

F5

Test Font as TTF/OTF

Ctrl+F5

Test Font as WOFF

F6

Show/Hide Transform Toolbar

Ctrl-F6

Launch MainType

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-J

Display values as Hexadecimal

Ctrl-K

Display values as Decimal

Ctrl-N

New Project

Ctrl-O

Open Project

Ctrl-P

Print

Ctrl-R

Repeat

Ctrl-S

Save Project

Ctrl-T

Invert Selection

Ctrl-U

Clear Selection

Ctrl-V

Paste

Ctrl-X

Cut

Ctrl-W

Close current tab

Ctrl-Y

Redo

Ctrl-Z

Undo

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 256 characters mapped to the selected glyphs will be placed into the 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 + 0

Reset character and cell size to their defaults

Ctrl + L

Reset category panel to default width

 

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

Alt+Left Arrow

Go to previous glyph

Alt+Right Arrow

Go to next glyph

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

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+Mouse

Constrain movement and scaling

Ctrl+Mouse

Duplicate selected contour

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

 

* Not available in the Home Edition of FontCreator.