Keyboard Shortcuts

What does it do?

Keyboard shortcuts can help create an efficient workflow. No need to even touch the mouse! Edit formatting, change line types, open widgets, and more all with the press of a few keys on your keyboard. You can also find any available shortcuts listed next to the action in the main menu. 

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In This Article

Common Shortcuts

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl/Cmd + Z Undo
Ctrl/Cmd + Y Redo
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + F Enter/Exit Full-screen mode
Ctrl/Cmd + O Open Project (will open Portfolio)
Ctrl/Cmd + G Go to Page/Scene number
Ctrl/Cmd + S Save Project
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + S Project Backup Settings
Ctrl/Cmd + A Select all
Ctrl/Cmd + F Open Find tool
Ctrl/Cmd + P Print
Alt/Option + Arrow Down Move selection down one line
Alt/Option + Arrow Up Move selection up one line


Line Types Shortcuts

Shortcut will change the line type for the line the cursor is currently in or that is selected.

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl/Cmd + 1 Scene
Ctrl/Cmd + 2 Action
Ctrl/Cmd + 3 Character
Ctrl/Cmd + 4 Parenthetical
Ctrl/Cmd + 5 Dialogue
Ctrl/Cmd + 6 Transition
Ctrl/Cmd + 7 Shot
Ctrl/Cmd + 8 Text
Ctrl/Cmd + 9 Note
Ctrl/Cmd + 0 Outline

Alt/Option shortcuts are off by default to allow easier access to quick accent marks. You can turn them on through Customize > Editing under Shortcuts.

Alt/Option + C Character
Alt/Option + D Dialogue
Alt/Option + P Parenthtical
Alt/Option + A Action
Alt/Option + S Scene
Alt/Option + H Shot
Alt/Option + T Transition
Alt/Option + X Text
Alt/Option + O Outline
Alt/Option + V New/End Act


Formatting Shortcuts

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl/Cmd + B Bold
Ctrl/Cmd + I Italic
Ctrl/Cmd + U Underline
Ctrl/Cmd + E Highlight line Yellow
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + E Highlight line Pink
Ctrl/Cmd + L Text color Blue
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + L Text color Light Green
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + X Strikethrough
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + K Insert Hyperlink
Ctrl/Cmd + Enter/Return Insert Page Break
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + ] Decrease right margin (expand line)
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + [ Increase right margin (shrink line)
Ctrl/Cmd + / Uppercase (Auto-caps)
Ctrl/Cmd + \ Lowercase


Tools Shortcuts

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + O Open Cards mode
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + D Start/Stop Dictation
Ctrl/Cmd + D Move line to/from Dual Dialogue
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + T Tag a line
  Pins Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + K Mark/Unmark line with Personal Pin
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + K Mark/Unmark line with Project Pin
Ctrl/Cmd + J Jump to next Pin
  Revisions Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + ] Mark Change
Ctrl/Cmd + [ Unmark Change
  Line Alternates Shortcuts
Alt/Option + Enter/Return Toggle current Line Alternates
Alt/Option + Shift + Enter/Return View All Line Alternates
Alt/Option + Ctrl/Cmd + Enter/Return Make Line Alternate the Default line
  Comments Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + . Open Comment / Leave Comment
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + . Open/Close All Comments
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + . Open Next Comment
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + , Open Previous Comment
  Graveyard Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + X Cut to Graveyard
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + C Copy to Graveyard
Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + G Open Graveyard
  MultiColumn Shortcuts
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + Arrow Left Move line to left column
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + Arrow Right Move line to right column
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + Enter/Return Move line to full page column
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + Arrow Up Move Right column up
Ctrl/Cmd + Alt/Option + Shift + Arrow Down Move Right column down