Freehand keyboard shortcuts
  • 08 Aug 2023
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Article summary

Freehand has many keyboard shortcuts to streamline your work. To access all Freehand keyboard shortcuts, select the Help icon (help) at the top right of a Freehand and then select Keyboard shortcuts.

See the Freehand keyboard shortcuts in the following tables.

Tools

Action

Mac and Windows

Pointer

V or 1

Pencil

P or 2

Eraser

E

Text

T or 3

Shape

S or 4

Line

L 

Upload

I

Sticky note

N or 5

Frames

F 

Boards

B 

Pages

Shift+P 

Grids

G 

Reactions

U

Commenting

C

Editing

Action

Mac

Windows

Shape detection

OptionAlt

Straight line

ShiftShift
DeselectEscapeEscape
DeleteBackspace or DeleteBackspace or Delete
Copy + CCtrl + C
Paste + VCtrl + V
Duplicate

+ D

OR

Option + click + drag

Ctrl + D

OR

Alt + click + drag

Undo + ZCtrl + Z
Redo + Shift + ZCtrl + Shift + Z
Send to back[[
Bring to front]]
Send backwardCmd + [Ctrl + [
Bring forwardCmd + ]Ctrl + ]

Styling

Action

Mac

Windows

Shape Fill

+ ECtrl + E
Change line start,,
Change line end..
Remove line startShift + ,Shift + ,
Remove line endShift + . Shift + .
Use thin line weightOption + 1Alt + 1
Use medium line weightOption + 2Alt + 2
Use thick line weightOption + 3Alt + 3

Formatting

Action

Mac

Windows

Bold

+ BCtrl + B
Italicize + ICtrl + I
Highlight + ECtrl + E
Left align text + Shift + LCtrl + Shift + L
Center align text + Shift + CCtrl + Shift + C
Right align text + Shift + RCtrl + Shift + R
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Object ordering

You can reorder shapes, lines, text, images, artboards, and sticky notes. You can't reorder frames, comments, and reactions.

Action

Mac

Windows

Send to back

[[
Bring to front]]
Send backwardCmd + [Ctrl + [
Bring forwardCmd + ]Ctrl + ]
Tip:

To reorder multiple items at the same time, hold the shift key, select the items, and then use the preceding keyboard shortcuts.

Application

Action

Mac

Windows

Quick pointer

Ctrl
MoveSpaceSpace
Zoom in + +Ctrl + +
Zoom out + -Ctrl + -
Zoom to 100% + 0Ctrl + 0
Zoom to fit + .Ctrl + .
Navigate frames← ↑ ↓ →← ↑ ↓ →
MagnifyZ + clickZ + click
Magnify areaZ + click + dragZ + click + drag
Export Freehand to image + Shift + ECtrl + Shift + E
Learn more about Freehand tools here: Freehand tools

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