These are the standard keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menu options for OIV. To access the shortcut menu for a particular workspace, right- or (Control-) click with your mouse within the desired pane or during your presentation. If you would like to assign different keyboard shortcuts to various functions, please see: Changing keyboard shortcuts.

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General workspace
Image Palette pane
Image Palette presentation
Slide Sorter pane
Slide Editor pane
Slide presentation
Change keyboard shortcuts

General workspace

These keyboard shortcuts are always available, no matter which pane you are working in. Please note, for Macs, image:key command.jpg = Command key and image:key option.jpg = Option key.

Function PC keyboard shortcut Mac keyboard shortcut
View the “File” toolbar menu Alt-F none
View the “Edit” toolbar menu Alt-E none
View the “Insert” toolbar menu Alt-I none
View the “Format” toolbar menu Alt-R none
View the “View” toolbar menu Alt-V none
View the “Help” toolbar menu Alt-H none
Create a new presentation file Ctrl-N image:key command.jpg-N
Open an existing presentation file Ctrl-O image:key command.jpg-O
Save the current presentation file Ctrl-S image:key command.jpg-S
Print slides Ctrl-P image:key command.jpg-P
Print Image Palette images none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-P
Upload all presentation slides to ARTstor Ctrl-U image:key command.jpg-U
Import a PowerPoint presentation Ctrl-T image:key command.jpg-T
Undo previous action Ctrl-Z image:key command.jpg-Z
Redo undone action Ctrl-Shift-Z image:key command.jpg-Shift-Z
View the “Preferences” window none image:key command.jpg-,
Hide the Offline Image Viewer none image:key command.jpg-H
Quit the Offline Image Viewer none image:key command.jpg-Q

Image Palette pane

These are the keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menu options available in the Image Palette pane. To access the shortcut menu, right- or (Control-) click with your mouse within the Image Palette. Please note, for Macs, image:key command.jpg = Command key and image:key option.jpg = Option key.

Function Icon PC keyboard shortcut Mac keyboard shortcut Shortcut menu option
View images only image:icon oiv data hide.gif none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-O none
View images with captions image:icon oiv data brief.gif none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-C none
View images with data record image:icon oiv data full.gif none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-R none
Download an ARTstor Image Group image:icon oiv download.gif Ctrl-Alt-A image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-A Insert > Image Group(s) from ARTstor…
Import local images image:icon oiv local.gif Ctrl-L image:key command.jpg-L Insert > Local images…
Import a PowerPoint presentation image:icon oiv ppt.gif Ctrl-T image:key command.jpg-T Insert > PowerPoint presentation…
Display data for images none Ctrl-D image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-D Display image data
Edit data for local images none Ctrl-E image:key command.jpg-E Edit image data
Delete image(s) none Delete Delete Delete image(s)
Create slides from selected images image:icon oiv slide create.gif Ctrl-G image:key command.jpg-G Slide creation wizard
Upload selected local image(s) to ARTstor image:icon oiv upload.gif Ctrl-Alt-U image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-U Upload selected images
Rotate selected image image:icon oiv rotate.gif none none Rotate > Rotate 90 degrees or Rotate 180 degrees or Rotate 270 degrees
Flip selected image image:icon oiv rotate.gif none none Rotate > Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically
Print selected image(s) none none none Print selected image(s)
View images in the Image Palette Presentation image:icon oiv start ip.gif none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-M View Image Palette Presentation

Image Palette presentation

These are the keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menu options available during the Image Palette presentation. To access the shortcut menu, right- or (Control-) click with your mouse.

Function Toolbar icon Keyboard shortcut Shortcut menu
View the next image image:icon oiv ip next.gif Space bar OR Page Down Next
View the previous image image:icon oiv ip prev.gif Shift-Space bar OR Page Up Previous
Zoom into an image none Mouse click OR equals (=) none
Zoom out of an image none Shift-Mouse click OR minus (-) none
View image in Actual Size image:icon oiv ip actual.gif nine (9) Display > Actual Size
Resize image to Fit to Frame Shift-image:icon oiv ip actual.gif zero (0) Display > Fit to Frame
Pan within an image none Arrow keys none
Show brief data image:icon oiv ip data.gif F1 Data > Show data
Show full data image:icon oiv ip data.gif (click 2 times) F2 Data > Show full data
Hide data image:icon oiv ip data.gif (click 3 times) press F1 or F2 again none
View image selection list image:icon oiv ip goto.gif F5 Image selection list…
Split the screen horizontally image:icon oiv ip splith.gif H Display > Split horizontally
Split the screen vertically image:icon oiv ip splitv.gif V Display > Split vertically
View full-screen image:icon oiv ip full.gif F Display > Full screen
Move between images when
screen is split
none Tab none
Exit Image Palette Presentation image:icon oiv ip exit.gif Esc Exit
Show or hide toolbar none none Show toolbar (check or un-check)

Slide Sorter pane

These are the keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menu options available in the Slide Sorter pane. To access the shortcut menu, right- or (Control-) click with your mouse within the Slide Sorter. Please note, for Macs, image:key command.jpg = Command key and image:key option.jpg = Option key.

Function Icon PC keyboard shortcut Mac keyboard shortcut Shortcut menu option
Add a slide image:icon oiv slide add.gif Ctrl-equals(=) image:key command.jpg-equals (=) Add a slide
Remove slide(s) image:icon oiv slide delete.gif Ctrl-minus (-) image:key command.jpg-minus (-) Remove slide(s)
Copy selected slide to clipboard none Ctrl-C image:key command.jpg-C Copy
Cut selected slide and move to clipboard none Ctrl-X image:key command.jpg-X Cut
Paste a slide from clipboard none Ctrl-V image:key command.jpg-V Paste
Undo previous action none Ctrl-Z image:key command.jpg-Z none
Redo undone action none Ctrl-Shift-Z image:key command.jpg-Shift-Z none
Change background for selected slide none none none Background
Upload selected slide(s) to ARTstor image:icon oiv upload.gif Ctrl-U image:key command.jpg-U Upload selected slide(s)
Print selected slide(s) none none none Print selected slide(s)…
View slides in the Slide Presentation image:icon oiv start sp.gif none image:key command.jpg-M none

Slide Editor pane

These are the keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menu options available in the Slide Editor pane. Objects refer to images, text boxes, or shapes. To access the shortcut menu, right- or (Control-) click with your mouse within the Slide Editor. Please note, for Macs, image:key command.jpg = Command key and image:key option.jpg = Option key.

Function Icon PC keyboard shortcut Mac keyboard shortcut Shortcut menu option
Add a slide image:icon oiv slide add.gif Ctrl-equals(=) image:key command.jpg-equals(=) none
Add a text box image:icon oiv add text.gif none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-T Right- (or Control-) click on slide: Add a text box
Add an image image:icon oiv add image.gif none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-I Right- (or Control-) click on slide: Add an image
Add a shape image:icon oiv add shape.gif none image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-S Right- (or Control-) click on slide: Add a shape
Copy selected object to clipboard none Ctrl-C image:key command.jpg-C Copy
Cut selected object and move to clipboard none Ctrl-X image:key command.jpg-X Cut
Paste an object from clipboard none Ctrl-V image:key command.jpg-V Paste
Undo previous action none Ctrl-Z image:key command.jpg-Z none
Redo undone action none Ctrl-Shift-Z image:key command.jpg-Shift-Z none
Delete selected object(s) image:icon oiv delete.gif Delete Delete Delete selected object(s)
Move objects within the slide image:icon oiv move.gif Arrow keys Arrow keys none
Change slide background color none none none Slide background
Change order of selected object none none none Order > Bring forward or Bring to front or Send backward or Send to back
View the Properties window image:icon oiv properties.gif Ctrl-W image:key command.jpg-W Properties
Format the text in a text box image:icon oiv font.gif Ctrl-F image:key command.jpg-F Right- (or Control-) click on text box: Font…
Zoom into an image image:icon oiv zoom in.gif equals (=) equals (=) Right- (or Control-) click on image: Zoom In
Zoom out of an image image:icon oiv zoom out.gif minus (-) minus (-) Right- (or Control-) click on image: Zoom Out
Pan within an image image:icon oiv pan.gif Click into image, then Arrow keys Click into image, then Arrow keys none
Resize image to Fit to Frame none zero (0) zero (0) Right- (or Control-) click on image: Fit to Frame
View image in Actual Size (1:1 ratio) none nine (9) nine (9) Right- (or Control-) click on image: Actual Size
View slides in the Slide Presentation image:icon oiv start sp.gif none image:key command.jpg-M none

Slide presentation

These are the keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menu options available during the Slide presentation. To access the shortcut menu, right- or (Control-) click with your mouse. Additional shortcuts are available for images in zoomable slide templates.

Function Keyboard shortcut Shortcut menu
View the next slide Space bar OR Page Down Next slide
View the previous slide Shift-Space bar OR Page Up Previous slide
View the next object on the slide Right arrow none
View the previous object on the slide Left arrow none
Select screen #1
(dual screen mode only)
Alt-1 (For Macs: image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-1) none
Select screen #2
(dual screen mode only)
Alt-2 (For Macs: image:key option.jpgimage:key command.jpg-2) none
Exit the Slide Presentation Esc Exit presentation
For slides with zoomable images…
Zoom into an image Mouse click OR equals (=) none
Zoom out of an image Shift-Mouse click OR minus (-) none
View image at Actual Size nine (9) none
Resize image to Fit to Frame zero (0) none
Pan within image Shift-arrow keys
(i.e. Shift-left arrow, Shift-up arrow, etc.)
none

Change keyboard shortcuts

If you would like to assign different keyboard shortcuts to the OIV functions mapped out above, you will need to edit a file within OIV’s program files.

  1. Go to the OIV’s program files and locate one of the following XML files, depending on whether you are using OIV on a Mac or a PC: mac_example_actions.xml or windows_example_actions.xml
    • On a PC, if you followed the standard installation procedure, you can find this file in the following location: C:\Program Files\3.0\OIV
    • On a Mac, if you followed the standard installation procedure, you can find this file in the following location: /Applications/OIV.app/Contents/Resources. You may need to use the Shift-image:key command.jpg-G keyboard shortcut to browse to this location.
  2. Open the file (mac_example_actions.xml or windows_example_actions.xml), and then edit the keyboard shortcuts, as desired.
  3. Then, re-save the file as either mac_actions.xml or windows_actions.xml to the same location.