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Hot Keys (Keyboard Combinations)

Hot Keys (or Keyboard Combinations) can be a huge time-saver to help you build, create, and play your presentation. We have been very intentional with MediaShout 7 to give you tools to help you without needing to use your mouse. Check out the ever-growing list below.

Navigating Scripts

CTRL+S                 - Save
CTRL+SHIFT+S - Save As
CTRL+N - New Script
CTRL+O - Open Script
CTRL+P - Print

Inserting Elements (Cues/Objects)

CTRL+T                 - Inserts a Text Box Object (non-paginated) in the Edit Area
CTRL+ALT+L - Opens the Insert Lyric Window
CTRL+ALT+B - Opens the Insert Bible Window

Editing Elements

CTRL+C                 - Copy
CTRL+X - Cut
CTRL+V - Paste (with Formatting)
CTRL+Z - Undo
CTRL+SHIFT+Z - Redo
CTRL+A - Select All

Left Arrow - Move Selected Object Left 1 Pixel
Right Arrow - Move Selected Object Right 1 Pixel
Up Arrow - Move Selected Object Up 1 Pixel
Down Arrow - Move Selected Object Down 1 Pixel
SHIFT+Left Arrow - Move Selected Object Left 10 Pixels
SHIFT+Right Arrow - Move Selected Object Right 10 Pixels
SHIFT+Up Arrow - Move Selected Object Up 10 Pixels
SHIFT+Down Arrow - Move Selected Object Down 10 Pixels

CTRL+Left Arrow - Stretch Object's Left Side
CTRL+Right Arrow - Stretch Object's Right Side
CTRL+Up Arrow - Stretch Object's Top Side
CTRL+Down Arrow - Stretch Object's Bottom Side
CTRL+SHIFT+Left Arrow - Shrink Object's Left Side
CTRL+SHIFT+Right Arrow - Shrink Object's Right Side
CTRL+SHIFT+Up Arrow - Shrink Object's Top Side
CTRL+SHIFT+Down Arrow - Shrink Object's Bottom Side

ALT+Left Arrow - Rotate Object 15 degrees Counter-clockwise
ALT+Right Arrow - Rotate Object 15 degrees Clockwise

ESC - Unselects all selected elements
CTRL+Left Mouse - Selects all clicked items together
SHIFT+Left Mouse - Selects all items in a series between two clicks

CTRL+B - Toggle Bold on/off for selected Text
CTRL+I - Toggle Italic on/off for selected Text
CTRL+U - Toggle Underline on/off for selected Text
CTRL+, (Comma) - Toggle Subscript on/off for selected Text
CTRL+. (Period) - Toggle Superscript on/off for selected Text
Tab - Tabs to the right (when inside a Text Box)

CTRL+SHIFT+L - Text Left Alignment
CTRL+SHIFT+C - Text Center Alignment
CTRL+SHIFT+R - Text Right Alignment
CTRL+SHIFT+J - Text Justified Alignment
CTRL+SHIFT+T - Text Vertical Top Alignment
CTRL+SHIFT+M - Text Vertical Middle Alignment
CTRL+SHIFT+B - Text Vertical Bottom Alignment

CTRL+ALT+S - Toggles Scale of Media Object through Custom, Full Scale, Full Stretch, and Original
CTRL++ (Plus Sign) - Zoom In on the Edit Area
CTRL+- (Minus Sign) - Zoom Out on the Edit Area
CTRL+ENTER - Inserts a Page Break (when working with paginated Text Boxes like in Lyrics or Bibles)

Playback Controls

F2                     - Show/Hide Displays
F4                     - Fire Quick Cue 1
F5                     - Fire Quick Cue 2
F6                     - Fire Quick Cue 3
F7                     - Fire Previous Page in Script
F8                     - Stop All
F9                     - Fire Next Page (or Step) in Script
Spacebar               - Fire Next Page (or Step) in Script (when not focused on text box)
SHIFT+Spacebar         - Fire Previous Page in Script (when not focused on text box)

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