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Keyboard Shortcut to Jump to Beginning/End of Line in LibreOffice Writer

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This is how you can use a keyboard shortcut to jump to the beginning of a line in Writer.

Knowing keyboard shortcuts can significantly speed up your workflow. This article will explore the essential keyboard shortcut that allows you to jump to the beginning and end of a line in LibreOffice Writer, helping you become more efficient and proficient in your writing tasks.

Keyboard shortcuts are vital tools for any computer user, especially for those who spend significant time working with word processors like LibreOffice or OpenOffice Writer. They eliminate the need to navigate menus and options, providing a quicker and more efficient way to perform various tasks. Learning the right keyboard shortcuts can save valuable time and reduce repetitive strain injuries associated with mouse usage.

The Need for Jumping to the Beginning/End of a Line

Imagine you are editing a lengthy document and need to change the beginning or end of a line. Scrolling line by line is time-consuming, and this is where the keyboard shortcuts become indispensable.

The Keyboard Shortcut to Jump to the Beginning of a Line

Windows & Linux

  1. Position the cursor at the desired line.
  2. Hold down the Ctrl key.
  3. Press the Home key.

Mac

  1. Position the cursor at the desired line.
  2. Hold down the Cmd key.
  3. Press the Left Arrow key.

Using this shortcut, you can swiftly jump to the beginning of any line in your document.

The Keyboard Shortcut to Jump to the End of a Line

Windows and Linux

  1. Position the cursor at the desired line.
  2. Hold down the Ctrl key.
  3. Press the End key.

Mac

  1. Position the cursor at the desired line.
  2. Hold down the Cmd key.
  3. Press the Right Arrow key.

With this shortcut, you can effortlessly reach the end of any line in your document.

Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts

LibreOffice Writer allows users to customize keyboard shortcuts to match their preferences. To do this:

  1. Go to the Tools menu.
  2. Choose Customize.
  3. In the Customize dialog box, select the Keyboard tab.
  4. Choose the desired shortcut set from the list.
  5. Find the function you want to customize in the Functions list.
  6. Select the shortcut you wish to assign or modify.
  7. Click Modify and then OK.
Custom keyboard shortcut in LibreOffice
Custom keyboard shortcut in LibreOffice

Some more keyboard shortcuts for LibreOffice Writer

  • Ctrl + S: Save the document
  • Ctrl + B: Bold selected text
  • Ctrl + I: Italicize selected text
  • Ctrl + U: Underline selected text
  • Ctrl + C: Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + V: Paste the copied text
  • F2 – Formula Bar
  • Ctrl+F2 – Insert Fields
  • F3 – Complete AutoText
  • Ctrl+F3 – Edit AutoText
  • F4 – Open Data Source View
  • Shift+F4 – Select the next frame
  • F5 – Navigator on/off
  • Ctrl+Shift+F5 – Navigator on, go to page number
  • F7 – Spellcheck
  • Ctrl+F7 – Thesaurus
  • F8 – Extension mode
  • Ctrl+F8 – Field shadings on / off
  • Shift+F8 – Additional selection mode
  • Ctrl+Shift+F8 – Block selection mode
  • F9 – Update fields
  • Ctrl+F9 – Show fields
  • Shift+F9 – Calculate Table
  • Ctrl+Shift+F9 – Update Input Fields and Input Lists
  • Ctrl+F10 – Nonprinting Characters on/off
  • F11 – Styles and Formatting window on/off
  • Shift+F11 – Create Style
  • Ctrl+F11 – Sets focus to Apply Style box
  • Ctrl+Shift+F11 – Update Style
  • F12 – Numbering on
  • Ctrl+F12 – Insert or edit Table
  • Shift+F12 – Bullets on
  • Ctrl+Shift+F12 – Numbering / Bullets off
  • Alt+Arrow Keys –  Move object
  • Alt+Ctrl+Arrow Keys – Resizes by moving the lower right corner
  • Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Keys – Resizes by moving the top left corner
  • Ctrl+Tab – Selects the anchor of an object

These are just a few examples of the many keyboard shortcuts available in LibreOffice Writer. If you are interested, get the complete list here.

Conclusion

In conclusion, mastering keyboard shortcuts is essential for maximizing productivity and efficiency in LibreOffice Writer. This also works with OpenOffice Writer. The ability to jump to the beginning or end of a line with a simple keystroke streamlines your editing process and saves valuable time.

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