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EdrawMax Guide

Keyboard Shortcuts

Go to File tab, click Options > Shortcuts. You will get the inbuilt shortcut key list. Hit on Customize Shortcuts, and you can create custom hotkeys for your favorite or commonly-used functions.

shortcut pane

The keyboard shortcuts refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other keyboard layouts may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

Quick Access Toolbar

Function Shortcuts
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y; Ctrl + Shift + Z
Create a new document Ctrl + N
Open an existing document Ctrl + O
Save the active document Ctrl + S
Print the active document Ctrl + P
Close the active document Ctrl + W


Function Shortcuts
Cut Ctrl + X
Text Tool F2
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Paste as special formats Ctrl + Alt + V
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + .
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + ,
Make the selected text bold Ctrl + B
Italicize the selected text Ctrl + I
Underline the selected text Ctrl + U
Subscript Ctrl + Alt + =
Switch to Select tool Ctrl + 1
Select all shapes Ctrl + A
Add a text block Ctrl + 2
Text block adjust tool Ctrl + Shift + 2
Add right-angle connectors Ctrl + 3
Add curved connectors Ctrl + 4
Add straight connectors Ctrl + 5
Add free connectors Ctrl + Alt + 5
Oval Tool Ctrl + 6
Bezier Tool Ctrl + 7
Connection Points Tool Ctrl + 8/td>
Crop the Canvas Ctrl + 9
Bring to front Ctrl + Shift + ]
Bring forward Ctrl + ]
Send to back Ctrl + Shift + [
Send backward Ctrl + [
Group shapes Ctrl + G
Ungroup shapes Ctrl + Shift + U
Make the selected shapes in same width Ctrl + Shift + W
Make the selected shapes in same height Ctrl + Shift + H
Make the selected shapes in same angle Ctrl + Shift + A
Make the selected shapes in same size Ctrl + Shift + Z
Find & Replace Ctrl + F
Spelling check F7


Function Shortcuts
Insert a blank page Alt + Shift + N
Insert a table Ctrl + Alt + T
Insert pictures from files Ctrl + Shift + I
Insert QR codes Ctrl + Shift + Q
Capture screen Ctrl + Shift + R
Capture screen with Window hidden Ctrl + Shift + X
Add vector text Ctrl + Shift + V
Insert hyperlinks Ctrl + Alt + H
Insert attachment Ctrl + Alt + A
Insert Chart Ctrl + Alt + R
Insert Note Ctrl + Alt + N
Insert Comment Ctrl + Alt + C

Page Layout

Function Shortcuts
Page setup F6


Function Shortcuts
Play slides from beginning F5
Play slides from current page Shift + F5
Zoom in Ctrl + +; Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel
Zoom out Ctrl + -; Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel
Show or hide property dialog F4


Function Shortcuts
Open Pencil tool Ctrl + Shift + E
Open Pen tool Ctrl + E
Open Move anchors tool Ctrl + M
Open Convert anchors tool Ctrl + Shift + M
Save the selected shape as a new symbol Ctrl + F11
Open or hide data sheet F9


Function Shortcuts
Review online video tutorial F1
Show/hide Option pane Ctrl + Alt + O
Show/Hide ribbon Ctrl + F1
Show/hide Fill pane F3